Hizb militant held along with arms and ammunition: Police

Srinagar: Police today claimed to have arrested a militant from Budgam district of central Kashmir.

“On a credible input Budgam Police today arrested one militant from Qazipora area. Officers intercepted one militant identified as Showkat Ahmad Tantary resident of Warpora D.H Pora Kulgam. He was carrying arms and ammunition and has been arrested,” a police spokesman said in a statement.

As per the police records, he was affiliated with proscribed militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen (HM), he said.

Police has registered a case under FIR No. 137/2019 under relevant sections of law at Police Station Chadoora in the matter.

Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition recovered from his possession has been taken into case records for the purpose of investigation and probe his complicity in other terror crimes, he said.

Further investigation in the matter is going on, he said.

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