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Hizbul module busted, four arrested in J&K's Rajouri

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

Security forces today claimed to have busted a module involved in hawala transactions by arresting four people, including a former militant, in district of

Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of police and Army personnel intercepted a car at Kallar village along Rajouri-Jammu road and arrested the four, a said.

One of the four is a local youth from The rest are residents of south Kashmir's district, he said.

He identified them as former Harkat-ul-Mujahideen militant Aijaz Ahmad, Mohammad Arif, and Khursheed

The said the four people were working for militant outfit

Ahmad had surrendered to security forces in 2005 and underwent two-year detention under the Public Safety Act. Malla too was detained under the PSA for months in 2016, the told

The preliminary questioning of the four revealed they had come to to collect money on the directions of Zeenat-ul-Islam, who took over as the of after the killing of its last week, he said.

"Arif used to collect hawala money for the outfit and used to send it to Kashmir," he said, adding that Malla was in contact with Hizbul's head Khursheed Ahmad, who is based in Pakistan-occupied

The contact between the two was established by Paddar.

The official said the arrested persons were being questioned and more arrests should happen in the coming days.

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First Published: Sat, May 12 2018. 19:40 IST