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.