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Two Hizbul Mujahideen militants arrested in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian; one pistol, 14 live cartridges recovered from duo

Shopian (Jammu and Kashmir): The sleuths of Special Cell of Delhi Police arrested two Hizbul Mujahideen militants, including a minor, in a joint operation with the Jammu and Kashmir Police in Shopian on Sunday.

 Two Hizbul Mujahideen militants arrested in Jammu and Kashmirs Shopian; one pistol, 14 live cartridges recovered from duo

The duo has been identified as Kifayatullah Bukhari, a resident of Now Pora Bara, Shopian and a juvenile. ANI

One pistol along with 14 live cartridges was recovered from their possession.

The duo has been identified as Kifayatullah Bukhari, a resident of Now Pora Bara, Shopian and a juvenile in conflict with the law.

According to police, the duo was in contact with the ex-constable of Jammu and Kashmir Police, who joined militant ranks in 2017 and acted as a district commander of the terrorist outfit.

Acting on specific inputs that a Hizbul Mujahideen militant has procured a sophisticated weapon and is about to join the ranks of the terrorist outfit as an active militant, Delhi police sent two of its officials to Shopian. Subsequently, a joint operation was conducted with the help of police and a trap was laid to nab the duo.

According to the Delhi Police, militants prefer procuring sophisticated small firearms for targeted killings from the Delhi-NCR region as the same are difficult to arrange in Jammu and Kashmir.

A case under relevant section of law has been registered at Shopian Police Station.

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Updated Date: Jan 13, 2019 22:27:13 IST

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