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Lashkar-e-Mustafa chief arrested in Jammu

Arms and ammo recovered from him, more recoveries expected: SSP Jammu, Says militant was travelling in a vehicle, LeM front org of JeM, arrested militant Hidayatullah was wanted for a failed Car Bomb attack case of Pulwama: Police

(Asiannewshub) – Police in Jammu on Saturday arrested a militant who has been identified as Hidayatullah Malik and was acting as the chief of lesser known militant outfit Lashkar-e-Mustafa.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Jammu, Sridhar Patil said that based on information, teams of police intercepted a vehicle at Kunjwani and nabbed the militant.

“Initially he tried to attack and manhandle the police team but his attack was prevented and he was nabbed,” said the SSP, adding that one pistol and a grenade has been recovered from the arrested militant.

He added that some arms and ammunition have also been recovered from the possession of militants and further investigation into the matter is going on. “Give us some time and we will share all details will be shared,” the SSP said.

A police spokesman in a statement issued here said, that in order to dismantle the structure of Lashkar-e-Mustafa (LeM) a front organisation of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), the efforts of Anantnag Police led to the arrest of its “self-styled chief Hidayatullah Malik alias Hasnain in Jammu City by the joint team of Anantnag Police and Jammu Police.

“The first arrest in this chain was Ayaz Bhat of Anantnag from whom one pistol was recovered on 18.01.2021 in Case FIR No. 09/2021 of PS Anantnag). On his disclosure, two more terror associates namely Rayees Mir of Pampore and Shakir Itoo of Shopian were arrested from whose possession two grenades were recovered (Case FIR No. 10/2021 and FIR No. 11/2021 of PS Anantnag),” the police statement said. “Four more militant associates hailing from Anantnag were arrested and two Pistols, AK-47 rounds and hand grenades were recovered. (Case FIR No. 13/2021 of PS Bijbehera and FIR No. 20/2021 of PS Bijbehera).”

The statement said that during the further course of investigation, arrested militant associates revealed that militant Hidayatullah Malik is putting up in Bathindi area of Jammu and planning major attack in Jammu City being the winter capital of the UT of J&K.

The police spokesman said that accordingly, a special team of Anantnag Police was constituted and deputed to Jammu to launch the operation. Today, at about 03:30 PM an operation was launched with the assistance of Jammu police at Kunjwani Jammu. “During the joint operation the said militant attacked the joint party and tried to escape from the spot but the team while displaying exemplary discipline and dedication apprehended him tactfully because Kunjwani area of Jammu is a very crowded place,” he said.

He said that incriminating materials, arms and ammunition including two pistols and grenades have been recovered from his possession. 

It is pertinent to mention that militant Hidayatullah is one of ten accused in case  FIR No. 40/2020 of Pulwama dated 27/05/2020 pertaining to detection of the powerful car bomb which was later on destroyed on the spot to avert any major mishap. (With inputs from KNO)

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5 more localities declared as micro-containment zones in Srinagar

(Asian News Hub) – The authorities on Monday declared five more localities of Zadibal and Batamaloo areas of Srinagar in view of detection of fresh Covid-19 cases.

Srinagar admin said that 5 more localities of Zadibal and Batamaloo have been declared as Covid-19 containment zones to prevent the further spread of the virus.

The areas which have been declared as containment zones include Meerakabad Shalimar, Hyder Colony Kill Khan Gali Upper Soura, Buchpora Firdous Colony in Zadibal and Gazaliabad Lane No. 01 HMT and Shahanwar Colony Lane 02 in Batamaloo area of Srinagar.

Officials said that at least these areas have at least 33 active cases of Covid-19 and to prevent the further spread of the virus, these localities have been declared as micro-containment zones.

KNO

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Two militants killed in Shopian gunfight

(Asian News Hub) – At least two unidentified militants have been killed in an encounter that broke out between government forces and militants in Zeipora Mantribugh area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Monday.

A senior police officer told that two unidentified militants have been killed whose identification is being ascertained. He said that the search operation is still on in the area.

He said that the militants turned down repeated surrender offers given to them by government forces.

Earlier, an official said that a joint team of Police, Army’s 34 RR and CRPF launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

He said that as the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, which was retaliated, thus triggering an encounter.

Pertinently, 38 militants have been killed so far in Jammu and Kashmir this year and most of them belong to Shopian district.

Meanwhile, as a precautionary measure, the internet services have been snapped across Shopian district.

KNO

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Fortis hospital sets Liver Diseases Centre at Star Hospital Srinagar

Appoints Dr Mir Sammiullah as senior Liver Transplant Consultant at Fortis Hospital Gurugram

(Asian News Hub) – Keeping in view the rising incidence of liver diseases in Kashmir, Fortis Hospital has established a Liver Diseases Centre at Star Hospital Srinagar.

The Centre will cater all types of liver diseases and liver transplant services.

Dr Mir Sammiullah has been appointed as senior Liver Transplant Consultant at Fortis Hospital Gurugram.

The OPD services will be on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm.

KNT

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