Pulwama 17 February (KNB): Jammu and Kashmir Police claimed to have arrested three militant associates of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM) in Tral area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
In a statement officials said that on specific information of militant activity, Awantipora Police along with 42 RR and 180 BN CRPF launched a search operation in Batagund and Dadsara villages of Tral.
“During the search operation three associates of proscribed outfit HM were arrested,” officials stated.
Officials stated that the arrested associates are involved in providing shelter, logistics and transportation of arms/ammunition to the HM militants in Tral and Awantipora areas.
“During on spot questioning of the arrested associates IED material was recovered from the house one of the arrested associate in Dadsara which includes 8 electric detonators, 7 anti-mechanism Switches, 3 pressure switches/relay mechanism switches, one improvised switch and one anti-mine wireless antenna,” the statement said.
Officials identified the arrested trio as Shafat Ahmad Sofi son of Muzaffar Ahmad Sofi, a resident of Batagund, Majid Mohammad Bhat son of Lt. Gh. Mohammad Bhat and Umer Rashid Wani son of Abdul Rashid Wani—both residents of Dadsara.
A case FIR number 09/202 stands registered against the arrested militant associates at Police Station Tral under relevant sections of law, officials stated. (KNB)