Hybrid militant, his associate arrested in Pulwama: Police

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Srinagar, May 11: Police alongwith security forces arrested a hybrid militant and his associate in Pulwama & recovered arms and ammunition from his possession, a police spokesman said on Wednesday.

A statement issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), said that acting on specific information, Pulwama police along with 50RR, 02 Para & 183 BN CRPF arrested a hybrid militant identified as Waqar Bashir Bhat, son of Bashir Ahmad Bhat & his associate Shahid Ishaq Pandit, son of Muhammad Ishaq Pandit—both residents of Karimabad Pulwama.

Incriminating material, arms & ammunition including one pistol, one magazine alongwith ammunition were recovered from his possession, the statement said.

During preliminary questioning, it surfaced that the duo were in direct contact with LeT Pakistani handler @ Ali Sajid and were tasked to carry out militant attacks and target outside labourers in the district, the statement said.

Accordingly, police said that a case under relevant sections of law stands registered in Police Station Pulwama and investigation has been initiated—(KNO)