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Hizb module busted in Kathua; 2 arrested

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Jammu, Jan 07: Police on Monday claimed to have busted a Hizbul Mujahideen module involved in purchase and supply of arms and ammunition to the outfit.

On Saturday night, it was learnt that a group of accomplices of militants belonging to the outfit was operating as a module to purchase and supply arms and ammunition, PTI quoted a police officer as saying.

The official added that a checkpoint was set up near the animal husbandry hospital at Ravi bridge here and a truck (JK 13B-2321) coming from Punjab was intercepted.

During inspection, a sum of Rs 7,10,000 belonging to the banned militant outfit was recovered, and Nissar Ahmed and Aaqib, both residents of Pulwama district's Awantipora area, were arrested, police officer said.

In this regard, a case under sections 13 in the Unlawful Activities (Prevention Act), 120-B/RPC (criminal conspiracy to commit an offence punishable with death), 7/27 Arms Act was registered at the Lakhanpur police station and an investigation was launched, the officer said, adding that more arrests are likely to take place.

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