Two suspected Hizb OGWs arrested in Kupwara in north Kashmir: Police

Forces have apprehended the two men from Handwara area of Kupwara district in two separate incidents, a police official said here.

Press Trust of Inda
Srinagar, Publish Date: Sep 14 2017 2:38PM | Updated Date: Sep 14 2017 2:38PM
Two suspected Hizb OGWs arrested in Kupwara in north Kashmir: PoliceTwo suspected Hizb OGWs arrested in Kupwara in north Kashmir: Police

Two suspected overground workers (OGWs) of the Hizb ul Mujahideen (HM) have been arrested in north Kashmir, police said today. 

Forces have apprehended the two men from Handwara area of Kupwara district in two separate incidents, a police official said here. 

Police have seized a hand grenade from each of them.

Waheed Ahmad Bhat, a resident of Kachloo Kralgund, was nabbed during routine inspection at a checkpoint near Larganapora Bichwara village of Kralgund on Monday, the official said. He added that Bhat was a Hizb sympathiser. 

The second person who was arrested was Mohammad Shafi Mir, a resident of Supernaghama. Mir was apprehended at a checkpoint in Qalamabad village on September 12, he added. 

The official said police have registered cases against them.