Kupwara: The number of militants operating in Kupwara district ‘fluctuates very fast’, SSP Kupwara Ambarkar Shriram Dinkar (IPS) said on Tuesday.
“Kupwara is a border area and an infiltration prone area. Militants operating in this area increase or decrease and the number fluctuates very fast. Presently there is one local militant from Kupwara who reportedly operates from South Kashmir. The foreign militant number fluctuates depending upon infiltration,” the officer said addressing reporters.
He said a 22-year-old Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militant and four over ground workers (OGWs) were arrested in the district last night.
“Acting on credible information regarding cross-LoC smuggling of large quantity of weapons by militant associates, a joint operation was carried out last night by police, Army’s 28 RR and 162 battalion CRPF,” he said, adding that “The joint operation successfully culminated in apprehension of one local militant Pervaiz Ahmad Bhat (22) son of Abdullah Bhat of Lalpora.”
He further said that one AK-47 rifle and a 9mm Chinese pistol with magazines were recovered from his possession during the search operation.
The associates who were apprehended for involvement in ‘smuggling weapons’ for Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militants were identified by him as Altaf Ahmad Mir (35) of Hajibal Narizeb Kalarooch, Ghulam Mohammad Kohli (35) of Warnnow Lolab, Nizam Din Gujjar (44) of Gujjarpati Bandipora, and Abdul Qayoom Gujjar (29) of Khenura Bandipora. GNS
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