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HM overground worker held in Doda

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Jammu: A 22-year-old Hizbul Mujahideen overground worker was arrested, and a pistol and a wireless set were recovered from him in Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda district on Thursday, officials said.

The arrest came after acting on an information provided by a militant  Tanveer Ahmed, who was held at the Tantana village in Gundana area of Doda on Wednesday, the officials said.

Ahmed had disclosed the name of Alam regarding his association with Hizbul militant Haroon, who was killed in an encounter in January, said the officials.

Alam was picked up by a joint team of police and the Army in Sawanda area, the officials said.

On Alam’s disclosure a pistol and a wireless set were recovered from Shiva village, officials said, adding that further interrogation was on.

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