In Delhi-J&K police joint operation, two militants held from Shopian; pistol recovered

In Delhi-J&K police joint operation, two militants held from Shopian; pistol recovered

New Delhi :Delhi police Special Cell along with Shopian police have nabbed two militants of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, including a juvenile, from Shopian, police said here on Sunday. Police have also recovered one 7.65 bore pistol along with 14 live cartridges from their possession. The arrested militant was identified as Kifayatullah Bukhari, a resident of Now Pora Bara, Shopian in Jammu and Kashmir and a juvenile was apprehended. They were nabbed at special blockade setup in Shopian on Friday, they added. Police also revealed that the arrested militants were in contact with Naveed alias Naved Mushtaq, an ex-constable with the police who had decamped with four weapons in the year 2017.

During the onset of this year, Delhi Police Special Cell had received a tip-off on movements of HM militants in the NCR in view of procuring sophisticated small weapons as it has also been learnt lately that small weapons, used for for executing target killing are difficult to arrange in Jammu and Kashmir and thereby the HM militants are procuring the same from NCR. Earlier, in 2018 September two ISIS inspired militants namely Parvaiz Rashid Lone and Jamsheed Zahoor Paul both resident of Shopian, Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) were arrested by Special Cell near Red fort in the Capital along with arms ammunition and on November 24, last year, three active militants namely Tahir Ali Khan, Haris Mushtaq Khan and Asif Suhail Nadaf were also arrested by Special Cell in Srinagar along with hand grenades and weapons.

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