‘HM Militant Apprehended in Khrew’

Awantipora, Sep 9 (GNS): A Hizbul Mujahideen militant was apprehended by police and security forces in a joint operation in Androosa Khrew area of ​​Awantipora on Thursday, police said.

“Based on specific information, Awantipora Police, Army 50 RR and CRPF 185 Bn launched a joint cordon and search operation in Androosa Khrew area of ​​Police district Awantipora. During the search operation, joint forces observed some suspicious movement in the orchard area which was under cordon ”, reads a statement received by GNS.

The joint forces, the statement reads, noticed a suspected person, who was trying to escape but alert operation parties overpowered the suspect and apprehended him.

The apprehended person identified as Shahid Ahmed Khanday son of Abdul Rashid Khanday, a resident of Mandakpal, Khrew, is an active Hizbul Mujahideen militant from whose possession incriminating material including arms and ammunition have been recovered, the statement concludes. (GNS)

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Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

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