Hizbul Mujahideen recruitment module busted in Kashmir

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Srinagar, July 16 (IANS) A Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) recruitment module was busted by the state police on Saturday in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, officials said.

“This module was being led by Hizbul Mujahideen commander Parvez Wani, resident of Handwara area in Kupwara district,” a police officer said.

“Three persons were arrested following the raid. The module had plans to send boys to Pakistan to get them trained in terrorist camp,” he said.

According to the police, one of the detainees, Abdul Rashid Bhat, had visited Pakistan in May and obtained training in the Khalid Bin Waleed camp run by the terror outfit located in Pakistan-administered Kashmir.

“He got the visa from Pakistani High Commission in New Delhi on the recommendation of one separatist organisation.”

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Arms, ammunition and Rs 1 lakh in cash were recovered from the possession of the arrested persons.

“The module was also providing logistics support to the terror group,” the police officer added.



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