A militant of the Hizbul Mujahideen was arrested on Thursday in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district, said the police. Showkat Ahmad Lone was tasked with killing policemen and take their weapons, Kulgam Senior Superintendent of Police Shridhar Patil told Scroll.in.
The police also seized a pistol and four rounds from him. A case under Section 7 and 25 of the Arms Act has been registered against him, and an investigation is under way.
Lone has been into militancy for over a decade, said Patil. He was working on the instructions of local Hizbul Mujahideen commander Riyaz Naikoo, ANI reported.
Hizbul Mujahideen’s Over Ground Worker (OGW) Showkat Ahmad Lone arrested by Kulgam Police, one Pistol and 4 rounds also seized. According to Police, HM Divisional Commander Riyaz Naikoo had given him the task of snatching weapons from security forces.
— ANI (@ANI) 9 नवंबर 2017