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Four ‘hybrid’ terrorists, two associates arrested: Police

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Srinagar: Security forces on Tuesday arrested four ‘hybrid’ militants and two militant associates here, police said.

Four pistols were seized from the possession of the arrested persons, police said.

“Police and Army (2RR) arrested 04 #hybrid #terrorists along with 04 pistols from #Bemina area. Case registered and investigation started,” the Kashmir Zone Police wrote on Twitter.

“Police alongwith security forces have arrested four hybrid terrorists of proscribed terror outfit TRF/LeT in Bemina area of Srinagar. Besides, two terrorist associates linked with proscribed terror outfit LeT were arrested in Awantipora,” a police spokesman said.

He said, incriminating materials including arms & ammunition have been recovered from their possession.

The spokesman said that acting on a specific tip off about the presence of terrorists in the general area of Bemina, a checkpoint was laid by PC Srinagar, 2RR and Bemina Police Station at Bemina Crossing.

Two individuals approaching the checkpoint in a suspicious manner were challenged by the joint party on which they tried to flee. However they were tactfully apprehended by the joint party, said the spokesman.

“The apprehended individuals identified themselves as Tawoos Rasool Gada son of Ghulam Rasool Gada and Saleem Jan Bhat son of Mohd Ashraf Bhat residents of Usmanabad opposite Degree College Bemina. On their personal checking, one Chinese Tokarev Type 54 Pistol, one magazine and ten Chinese rounds each were recovered from their possession,” said the spokesman.

He said that on basis of the disclosures made by the two individuals, a cordon & search operation was launched at Hamdania Colony Srinagar and two more associates of the module identified as Abdul Hameed Rah alias Ali son of Ghulam Rasool Rah and Sajad Ahmed Marazi son of Khursheed Ahmed Marazi, both residents of Hamdania Colony Bemina, Srinagar were arrested. During checking two more Tokarev T54 pistols, two magazines and ten Chinese rounds were recovered from their possession.

Meanwhile in Awantipora, acting on specific information, Awantipora police alongwith 50 RR at a checkpoint established at Befina Chowk Pampore arrested two terrorist associates linked with proscribed terror outfit LeT, said the spokesman.

“They have been identified as Arshid Ahmed Mir son of Farooq Ahmed Mir resident of Check Satoora Tral and Muzaffar Ahmad Chopan son of Khazir Mohmmad Chopan resident of Khanmoh Srinagar.

Incriminating materials including two hand grenades were recovered from their possession, he said.

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