In a major breakthrough of law and security in Jammu and Kashmir, one hardcore over-ground worker of Hizbul Mujahideen was on Wednesday arrested in Kishtwar district, a police official said.
Touseef Ahmad Gudna alias Abu Bakar, a hardcore motivator of youth to join the terror group, was nabbed following specific information, a police spokesman said.
A police team headed by Manoj Kumar, Dy SP DAR under the supervision of SSP Rajinder Gupta raided a hideout and arrested Gudna, the police said.
Gudna’s name came to the fore after a case was registered against him on July 1 following the arrest of his associates along with arms and explosive devices, and a terror plan was thwarted.
“With his (Gudna) arrest, there is “likelihood of decrease in terrorist activities and reduction in the number of youth indulging in anti-national activities,” the spokesman said.
Gudna, a close associate of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Mohammad Amin alias Jehangir, was also involved in a militancy-related case registered in police station Parimpora in Srinagar last year, the police said. Gudna was also in contact with another terrorist named Latti in 2017 as well as was a conduit for transferring money to Jehangir’s wife, the official added.
(With PTI inputs)