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KULGAM — Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday arrested a militant, who was affiliated with Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militant outfit, in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district.

Officials said that on a specific input, a Hizbul Mujahideen militant identified as Shakir Alie of Damhal Hanji Pora was arrested at around 06:00 PM in the evening.

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“A checkpoint was established by Kulgam Police, 34 RR and CRPF 18 Bn at various locations to apprehend the militant. At one such checkpoint in Nihama, the militant was spotted and parties swung into action to apprehend him. The militant tried to lob a hand grenade in an attempt to escape but was unable to do so as the parties tactfully apprehended him,” police said.

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Police said that a hand grenade, one handgun and six rounds of ammunition compatible with the handgun have been recovered from his possession.

In this regard, a case under FIR number 48/2020 has been registered in Police Station DH Pora under relevant Sections, police said, adding that the militant had gone missing on 14 April, 2020 and had joined HM ranks.

It would be pertinent to mention here that the militant was apprehended earlier in 2018 as well against his attempts to join militancy but due to lack of evidence, he was released without charges.

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