Ex HM militant arrested

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Sept 25: A former militant of Hizbul Mujahideen was arrested after a long hunt of 19 years in Kishtwar district, police said today.
Dulla alias “Jameel”, son of Ghulam Bakarwal, a resident of Arnas in district Reasi, at present Kundwar Chatroo Kishtwar, was the third former militant turned absconder arrested by police in Kishtwar in the past 11 days, they said.
A police spokesman said a special police party from Police Station Chatroo led by SHO Inspector Sandeep Parihar, on specific information, carried out raids at various suspected locations and arrested Dulla who was presently putting up at Kundwar village in Chatroo area.
Dulla was wanted in a militancy-related case registered against him at Police Station Chatroo under FIR Number 38/2002 and Sections 435 and 120-B RPC and 7/27 IA Act but was evading arrest, he said.
He was produced in a local court which sent him to judicial custody, the spokesman added.
Earlier, two former militants turned absconders—Nazir Ahmad of Budhar-Bonjwah and Abdul Gani alias Mavia were arrested after a long hunt of 12 years and 19 years on September 15 and 17, respectively.