Four held in J&K’s Handwara after security forces bust Hizbul module

J&K Handwara

Jammu, June 12, 2017: Two terrorists and their two supporters were reportedly arrested in a joint team operation of Police and Indian Army in Handwara District of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday.

According to reports, the security personnel busted an active Hizbul Mujahideen module in north Kashmir after which the arrests were made.

A police spokesman said here that police and Rashtriya Rifles caught Mehrajudin and Obaid Shafi, both residents of Awantipora in Pulwama district, at Chogal while moving in suspicious circumstances.

The two were asked to stop but they tried to escape, the spokesman said. When they were caught, arms and ammunition were recovered from them. “They said they came to Handwara to get ammunition.”

“Preliminary investigations reveal these militants were members of a militant module who would recruit youths for militancy by radicalizing them over social media and coordinate their training and supply of arms and ammunition,” the spokesman said.

Later, two militant supporters, Shahid Ahmad Thoker and Irfan Ahmad also of Awantipora, were arrested.

Wefornews Bureau

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