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‘Hizb OGW arrested in Kishtwar’

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Jammu, Sep 10: A Hizb-ul-Mujahideen over ground worker (OGW was arrested from Kishtwar district in the state, police said Monday.

The OGW was identified as Aiyaz Ahmad Wani. His brothers Riyaz Ahmad Wani and Niyaz Ahmad Wani, both of whom were militants, were killed in encounters with government forces in 1993 and 2003 respectively, police said.

“On specific information that a Hizb OGW was camping in Kishtwar town, police teams raided various places in the district and arrested Aiyaz on Sunday,” Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Kishtwar, Rajinder Gupta was quoted as saying by PTI.

He was immediately taken to an unknown place for sustained interrogation, the officer said.

Gupta said Aiyaz is being sent to the Joint Interrogation Centre (JIC) for further questioning about the militant group's plans to revive militancy in Doda-Kishtwar districts.

Police claimed Aiyaz was in contact with militants in Muzaffarabad in Pakistan-administered-Kashmir and others for reviving militancy in Doda and Kishtwar districts.

Police are conducting more raids in different parts of the town and have not ruled out more arrests in connection to the case.

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