One Hizbul sympathiser arrested in Doda

Srinagar, May 7 (IANS) The police claimed to have apprehended a terrorist sympathiser or an ‘over ground worker' (OGW) of Hizbul Mujahideen from Doda in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.

The OGW has been identified as Raqib Alam, a resident of Swanda in Doda. “One pistol and a wireless set was recovered from village Shiva upon his disclosure,” the police said.

The arrest comes just two days after Tanveer Ahmad, a militant linked to the Hizbul Mujahideen, was held from Doda. Alam was arrested after Tanveer disclosed about his association with Hizb militant Haroon, killed in an encounter in January, the police said.

During the questioning, Raqib confessed about hiding one pistol and a wireless set given to him by the terrorists. “He was taken to village Shiva from where pistol and the wireless set were recovered,” the police said.



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