Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir police on Saturday claimed to have arrested a top militant, associated with (The Resistance Front (TRF), from Samba district of Jammu who according to them was involved in the killing of three BJP workers and a policeman in Kulgam district of South Kashmir last year.
Quoting the Inspector General of Police, Vijay Kumar, GNS reported that a team of Police from Anantnag arrested the militant, Zahoor Ahmad Rather alias Sahil alias Khalid of TRF, from Samba on the intervening night of February 12 and 13.
“Zahoor Ahmad Rather was hiding in Samba and was arrested following specific information by Anantnag police.”, IGP said.
“The Resistance Front (TRF) is an offshoot of Lashkar-e-Toiba militant outfit”, IGP maintained.
“He was involved in the killing of three BJP workers in Kulgam last year and one policeman at Furra in the South Kashmir district,” IGP said, adding that Zahoor is being brought to Kashmir for further investigations.
Its pertinent to mention that the three Bharatiya Janata Party workers, Fida Hussain Yatoo, Umer Rashid Beigh and Umer Ramzan Hajam, were killed in YK Pora locality of Kulgam on October 29 last year. (GNS)