Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested a “Hybrid” militant and recovered a hand grenade from his possession in Central Kashmir district of Ganderbal.
Police said that a person identified as Arshad Ahmad Mir of Sehpora Ganderbal moving in a suspicious manner came to near the Military Vehicle Camouflaged Pattern (MVCP) which was established by the Police near Khann in the area.
They said the individual was challenged who instead of complying with the signs and command, tried to escape. He was overpowered and apprehended on the spot, the police said.
One hand grenade was also recovered from the militant, police claimed.
They said, subsequently, FIR number 211/21 under section 13, 39 of ULA (P) ACT and 7/25 of Arms Act was registered in Police Station in Ganderbal and investigation set into motion.
During sustained questioning individual was found as a staunch Terrorist associate of Lashkar-e-Toiba of The Resistance Front (TRF) whose name had surfaced during earlier investigations also.
Pertinent to mention that during preliminary investigation the individual has also been found involved in recruitment of his own brother Lateef Ahmad Mir arrested in FIR 57/21 u/s 13, 39 ULA (P) Act & 7/25 Arms Act of PS Kheer Bhawani.
Other individuals motivated and facilitated for recruitment by “hybrid” militant Arshad Ahmad Mir are being identified and further arrests and recoveries are expected, the police added.