Srinagar: Police on Fridays claimed to have arrested two Hybrid militants in North Kashmir’s Handwara, officials said.

In a handout to GNS, the police said that on Aug 4, 2022, joint parties of Police, Army 21 RR and 92 Bn CRPF had arrested 03 hybrid militant in Handwara and recovered arms and ammunition from them. FIR No. 213/2022 u/s 13 UAPA and 7/25 Arms Act had been registered at Police Station Handwara and investigation was initiated.

The police spokesman further stated that based on leads developed during investigation, the role of two more individuals emerged in the conspiracy to carry out militancy acts, namely Aijaz Ahmad Bhat @ Hilal, S/o Khazir Mohd Bhat, R/o Humpora and Naseer Ahmad Mir, S/o Mohd Ramzan Mir, R/o Sagipora.

They have been arrested and based on their disclosure, a cache of arms and ammunition has been recovered by a joint team of Jammu and Kashmir Police, Army 21RR and 92 Bn CRPF, he said.

The recovery includes 02 Pistols, 04 pistol magazines and 58 pistol rounds, and 06 grenades. Further investigation in the matter is underway, reads the statement.(GNS)

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