Hideout of HM terrorist busted in Kishtwar

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Jammu: Security forces Tuesday busted a hideout of a Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) terrorist Jahangir Saroori in Paribag area of Bhadat Saroor in Kishtwar district.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kishtwar Khalil Poswal, in an official statement, said, “In a significant breakthrough, the Kishtwar Police, in collaboration with 26 RR of army and 52 Bn CRPF successfully dismantled a hideout belonging to the Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) terrorist Jahangir Saroori.”

Jahangir Saroori is perceived to be the longest surviving HM terrorist.

SSP Kishtwar, while divulging the details, stated, “Acting on credible intelligence, security forces in a meticulously planned joint operation uncovered and neutralized the hideout located in the Paribag area of Bhadat Saroor, where Jahangir Saroori was suspected to have been hiding and planning subversive activities.”

During the search operation, the police recovered two blankets, edibles and some personal use items from the hideout, indicating the presence of the terrorist there. “The recovery of these items underscores the importance of this operation in disrupting unlawful activities in the region,” SSP said.

He said that the entire area was cordoned and searches were being conducted. SSP Kishtwar stated, “Our mission is to ensure the safety and security of our citizens, and today's operation is a resounding success in our ongoing efforts to eradicate terrorism from the region.”

He urged citizens to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities or information that could aid in maintaining peace and thwarting the designs of anti-social elements. “The police department remains committed to upholding the law and ensuring the safety and well-being of all residents,” SSP Poswal said.

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