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J&K Police busts Hizb module for purchase, supply of weapons in Kathua; 2 arrested

During inspection, a sum of Rs 7,10,000 belonging to the banned terror outfit was recovered, and Nissar Ahmed and Aaqib, both residents of Pulwama district's Awantipora, were arrested.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk Jammu Published on: January 07, 2019 20:13 IST
J&K Police busts Hizb module for purchase, supply of weapons in Kathua; 2 arrested
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J&K Police busts Hizb module for purchase, supply of weapons in Kathua; 2 arrested

Jammu and Kashmir Police has busted a Hizbul Mujahideen module operating in Kathua, a senior official said on Monday. The module was reportedly involved in purchase and supply of arms and ammunition to the outfit to carry out terrorist activities in Jammu and Kashmir, the official said.

On Saturday night, the authorities learnt that a group of accomplices of terrorists belonging to the outfit was operating as a module in Jammu and Kashmir to purchase and supply arms and ammunition, he told PTI. The official added that a checkpoint was set up near the animal husbandry hospital at Ravi bridge in Jammu and a truck coming from Punjab, bearing registration no JK 13B-2321, was intercepted.

During inspection, a sum of Rs 7,10,000 belonging to the banned terror outfit was recovered, and Nissar Ahmed and Aaqib, both residents of Pulwama district's Awantipora, were arrested, he said.

In this regard, a case under sections 13 in the Unlawful Activities (Prevention Act), 120-B/RPC (criminal conspiracy to commit an offence punishable with death), 7/27 Arms Act was registered at the Lakhanpur police station and an investigation was launched, the officer said, adding that more arrests are likely to take place. 

(With inputs from PTI)

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