On Sunday, two terrorists of the Hizbul Mujahideen, including a juvenile was detained from Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian reports Delhi Police. One of the arrested terrorists was identified as Kifayatullah Bukhari, who is a resident of Nowpora Bara in Shopian district. On Friday, the two terrorists were detained at a special blockade set-up during a joint operation in Shopian, by the Jammu & Kashmir and Delhi Police. A pistol and five bullets were recovered from them, said a Delhi Policeman.
The Policeman continued that they were tracking modules inspired by ISIS group and Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) terrorists, who have been obtaining weapons from North India. The terrorist outfit has the plan to expand their network in nearby areas and the national capital, Delhi, reports the state police force.
In September 2018, Delhi Police detained two Jammu and Kashmir based ISIS-linked terrorists from Red Fort and seized arms and ammunition from them as well. In last year November, three HM terrorists were also arrested with grenades and weapons from Srinagar.
A senior Police officer of Delhi Police Special Cell PS Kushwah said that “this year, a specific input was received regarding the movement of HM militants in NCR for procuring sophisticated small weapons. It has been learned that small weapons are difficult to arrange in J&K and the HM militants are procuring the same from NCR.”
Recently, the police got informed that a terrorist has arranged sophisticated weapons and planned to join HM, added Mr. Kushwah.
Later, the detail information was shared with the police force in Shopian district. A trap was laid by the Police force and two terrorists were detained, said Mr. Kushwah
The terrorist was having contact with 30-years-old Naved Mustaq, a former Police constable of Jammu and Kashmir Police department also called as Naved Babu, said Mr. Kushwah. In 2012, Mustaq has joined the state police and was serving as a police constable before he re-joins the terrorist outfit. In 2017, he has left the force with four weapons.
Mustaq is suspected to be in an underground hideout, which can accommodate four-to-five terrorists at a time and later was identified, reports a police officer.