A top guerrilla commander of the Hizbul Mujahideen involved in killings of two policemen and a civilian besides carrying out other terror attacks in the Kashmir Valley has been arrested, a police officer said on Saturday.
Deputy Inspector General (North Kashmir range) JP Singh told reporters in north Kashmir's Sopore town that a top HM commander identified as Ghulam Mohiuddin Dar, resident of Sopore, was arrested in a joint operation by the local police, counter insurgency Rashtriya Rifles and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) thereby busting a module of HM in Sopore area.
Dar was operating in tandem with the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) outfit and had killed two policemen and a civilian besides carrying out an attack at a liquor shop in Srinagar.
"He also carried out a number of other terror attacks independently and jointly with his associates in Handwara, Sopore, Pattan and Srinagar areas," the DIG said.
Questioning of the arrested militant commander and investigation of the cases against him, according to police, has revealed that directions for the attacks were passed on by Muzaffarabad based HM supreme commander Muhammad Yusuf Shah alias Syed Salahuddin.
The DIG confirmed that on the revelations made by the arrested HM commander, some other militants in the HM module had also been arrested.
"Arms and ammunition recovered from the arrested militant and his associates include an AK-47 rifle, an AK magazine, 30 rounds AK ammunition, a pistol, a pistol magazine and pistol ammunition besides a rifle he had snatched from a policeman the militants murdered in Sopore town," he said.