Ganderbal: Police in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district today arrested a ‘handler along with an active militant’.
“One active militant namely Talha Umair alias Abu Hamza from Sehpora Ganderbal affiliated with Ansar Gazwat ul Hind has been detained with persistent efforts of District Police Ganderbal and his family,” said the Police statement. The youth had joined militant ranks in early 2018.
The ‘main handler’ namely Ishfaq Ahmad Dar S/O Abdul Majeed Dar R/O Sehpora Ganderbal who according to Police has been instrumental for persuading the subject to join militancy has also been detained by the Police for questioning.
The Police statement said that a few more arrests are also expected relevant to the case. “Since the subject has been found involved in the weapon snatching case at Hazratbal earlier this year, so investigation in this case will continue,” said the statement.