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‘Hizb militant arrested in Budgam’

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Srinagar, Aug 01: A Hizbul Mujahideen militant was arrested with arms and ammunition from Budgam district of central Kashmir, a police official said on Thursday.

Showkat Ahmad Tantary, a resident of Warpora area in Kulgam district, was arrested on Wednesday from Qazipora area of the central Kashmir district, the official said.

Tantary was affiliated to the proscribed militant outfit according to police records, he said. Police have registered a case at Chadoora police station.

The arms and ammunition recovered from his possession have been put into case records and an investigation is under way to ascertain his complicity in any other militant activities.

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