Two hybrid terrorists were arrested by a joint security forces team during the investigation of an earlier case in Jammu and Kashmir’s Handwara and arms and ammunition recovered from their possession, police said on Friday.
Police said on August 4, a joint party of police, army, and the CRPF had arrested three hybrid terrorists in Handwara and recovered arms and ammunition from their possession.
Accordingly, a case was registered at Police Station Handwara and investigation was initiated.
“Based on leads developed during the further investigation of the case, the role of two more individuals emerged in the conspiracy to carry out terrorist acts,” a police official said.
They have been identified as Aijaz Ahmad Bhat alias Hilal, resident of Humpora, and Naseer Ahmad Mir, resident of Sagipora.
“Subsequently, both the accused were arrested by the joint parties of police, the army (21RR) and the CRPF (92Bn). On their disclosure, arms and ammunition including two pistols, four pistol magazines and 58 pistol rounds, and six grenades were recovered from their possession,” police said.