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Militant, over-ground worker arrested in J-K

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

A militant and an over-ground worker (OGW) have been arrested from and districts of Jammu and Kashmir, police said today.

A joint party of security forces yesterday apprehended the militant, identified as Abdul Majid Shah, from Awantipora area of district of south Kashmir, a said.

He is a resident of the Iqbal Colony Pattan area of Baramulla, the said.

The militant was travelling in a registration number and was on his way to meet his other accomplices active in the area, he said.

Some arms and ammunition and other incriminating material was seized from him, the said.

During questioning, Shah said that he was in touch with other militants of the area "who are planning future terror strikes", he said.

The official said a case under Section 7/25 of the Arms Act has been registered and further investigation is underway.

Meanwhile, an OGW of al-Qaeda-linked Ansar Gazwat-ul-Hind (AGH) was apprehended today in district of north Kashmir, the official said.

He said based on a specific information that the OGW of AGH was on his way to Uri "to undertake some terrorist action, multiple naka points/motor vehicle checking points (MVCPs) were established by police and security forces in the area.

The OGW, identified sa Irfan Ahmad Ganaie, a resident Hajam Mohalalh, Rathsuna of Tral area - was apprehended in Sheeri area on the Baramulla-Uri road, the official said.

He said Ganaie was carrying a live hand grenade and his mobile phone was also seized.

"Preliminary investigation into the matter has revealed his affiliation with terrorist outfit Gazwat-ul-Hind, and in conspiracy with other terrorists of the outfit, he was planning to carry out terrorist actions in the Uri area," the official said.

He said a case under provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act has been registered and further investigation into the matter is underway.

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First Published: Wed, August 08 2018. 16:40 IST