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ISJK operative arrested in Jammu

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Jammu: Police on Thursday claimed to have has arrested an operative of Islamic State Jammu and Kashmir, a J&K-based militant outfit named after the dreaded organisation IS.

The fresh arrest of the outfit’s operative followed 10 days after the apprehension of its top commander Malik Umair alias Abdullah from Jhajjar Kotli near here.

Jammu zone Inspector General of Police Mukesh Singh identified the newly arrested ISJK operative as Aqib Bashir Parrey alias Assadullah, a resident of Unisoo village of Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

“He was working as an ISJK operative in Kashmir on the directions of his ISJK commanders,” Singh said in a brief statement.

Abdullah, a resident of Yaripora village of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district was arrested by special operations group of Jammu police from Jhajjar Kotli on Jammu-Srinagar national highway.

He was arrested on April 04 and was found in possession of a pistol, eight live cartridges and Rs 1.13 lakh in cash.

Assadullah was arrested following Abdullah’s interrogation, IGP Singh said.

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