Four terrorists were arrested on Monday during a joint operation of Indian Army and Jammu and Kashmir police which busted an active Hizbul Mujahideen module in Handwara region in the state.
Acting on specific information, a joint cordon of police and 21-RR of Army was laid at Chogal, Handwara during which two persons identified as Mehrajudin and Obaid Shafi Malla were caught while moving in suspicious circumstances.
"Police and Army busted a module of Hizb and arrested two militants from Handwara in North Kashmir and two over ground workers from south Kashmir Awantipora town," a police spokesman said.
"The duo was asked to stop but they started running away.The Naka party immediately swung into action and caught hold of them. A huge cache of arms and ammunition were recovered," had come the spokesman said.
During the investigation, they revealed that had come to Handwara for receiving ammunition and other war-likestores for their militant outfit in South Kashmir, he said.
"Cyber surveillance unit of JK Police also tracked their social media network accounts and found some incriminating material.They were misusing web-chats to hatch and execute terrorist conspiracies," he added. Preliminary investigation found that these militants were members of?a module which would not only recruit youth intomilitancy by radicalising them over social media but also coordinated their training and arranged arms and ammunition,the spokesman said.
J&K: 2 terrorists arrested after a joint team of Police & Army busted an active Hizb-ul-Mujahideen module, in north Kashmir's Handwara pic.twitter.com/8QNB3RBqJc— ANI (@ANI_news) June 12, 2017
On the disclosure of these two militants, two more members of the module working as OGWs were arrested fromAwantipora, he said, adding they were identified as Shahid Ahmad Thoker and Irfan Ahmad, both residents of Awantipora. (With PTI Inputs)