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Police: Hizb militant arrested during search operation in Kulgam

Armed forces have arrested an alleged Hizbul Mujahideen militant in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Friday.

The arrest happened after the forces launched a cordon and search operation in Frisal area of Kulgam following information about the presence of militants in the area, a police spokesman said.

“During the search, an active categorized terrorist, Zakir Bhat, of proscribed terror outfit HM was arrested. Investigations reveal that Zakir Bhat is basically a resident of Kulgam district and living in Shopian since last 8 years,” the spokesman said.

He said that incriminating material including arms and ammunition have also been recovered from his possession.

A case has been registered and further investigation is in progress, the officer said.

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