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Top Hizbul Mujahideen militant arrested in J-K’s Kishtwar

With this arrest, there is “likelihood of decrease in terrorist activities and reduction in the number of youth indulging in anti-national activities”, a police spokesman said.

india Updated: Sep 05, 2018 12:23 IST
Hizbul Mujahideen,Touseef Ahmad Gudna,Hizbul
The arrest of the “hardcore motivator” came just two months after police unearthed a module of the outfit planning to carry out grenade attacks and revive militancy in Kishtwar district(AP File Photo)

A top over-ground worker of Hizbul Mujahideen, who was involved in encouraging youth to join the terror group and revive militancy in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir, has been arrested, the police said Wednesday.

Touseef Ahmad Gudna alias Abu Bakar was arrested on specific information Tuesday, a police spokesman said.

The arrest of the “hardcore motivator” came just two months after police unearthed a module of the outfit planning to carry out grenade attacks and revive militancy in the district.

Gudna’s name came to the fore during interrogation of the two Hizbul Mujahideen militants who were arrested on July 1 and with his arrest, there is “likelihood of decrease in terrorist activities and reduction in the number of youth indulging in anti-national activities”, the spokesman said.

Gudna, a close associate of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Mohammad Amin alias Jehangir, was also involved in a militancy-related case registered in police station Parimpora in Srinagar last year.

He was also reportedly in contact with another terrorist Lattiin 2017. Gudna allegedly helped transfer money to Jehangir’s wife, the spokesman said.

First Published: Sep 05, 2018 11:56 IST