A divisional commander of Hizbul Mujahideen was arrested in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district last night.
"The state police, army and the central reserve police force (CRPF) came together in joint operation to arrest Mubarak Ahmad Wani alias Saqib at Hanji Dantar village near Anantnag town," said Anantnag's senior Superintendent of police Sheikh Junaid.
"The operation was going on for last 2-3 days, we got hold of him last night," he said.
"He had been arrested two times before also in 2007 and 2011 respectively, but after his release, he re-joined the ranks of Hizbul Mujahideen group," he added.
An AK rifle, a pistol and some ammunition were recovered from his possession.