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2 militant associates held in Pulwama: Police

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Srinagar: Security forces on Saturday arrested two Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militant associates in Pulwama district of south Kashmir and recovered ammunition and incriminating material from them, police said.

A police spokesman identified them as Muzamil Ayoub Bhat, son of Mohammad Ayoub Bhat, and Suhail Manzoor Mohand, son of Manzoor Ahmad Mohand — both residents of Shahabad Kharpora Bala, Lalgam Awantipora.

“Two terrorist associates linked with proscribed terror outfit HM were arrested in Awantipora area of the south Kashmir district,” the spokesman said.

Incriminating material and ammunition including 383 rounds of AK-47 were recovered from their possession, the spokesman said.

“The arrested terrorist associates were in touch with HM commanders and were involved in transportation of arms and ammunition, besides providing shelter and other logistic support to strengthen terror networks,” he said.

A case (FIR no. 194/2021) has been registered and investigation has been initiated, the spokesman added.

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