Jammu and Kashmir: Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Reyaz Ahmed of Sounder in Dachhan has been arrested by the J&K Police on Sunday. Ahmed, a close associate of Hizbul terrorist Mohammad Amin was wanted in connection with the arrest of two militants and seizure of arms and ammunition from them in Kishtwar on July 1 this year. Also Read - Jammu And Kashmir: Voting Underway In 2nd Phase of DDC Polls Amid Tight Security

Reportedly, Ahmed has been motivating youths to join militant ranks. He was earlier arrested in the year 2016 along with arms and ammunition in Srinagar’s Parimpora and went underground after getting bail from a court. Also Read - All Educational Institutes in Jammu And Kashmir to Remain Closed Till Year End

As per reports, Senior Superintendent of Police, Kishtwar, Rajinder Gupta said several pictures of Ahmad holding an AK assault rifle had gone viral on social media in the recent past. Gupta said Ahmad was also involved in another case related to militancy in the Parimpora locality of Srinagar. Jehangir is the longest surviving terrorist active in the Kishtwar belt, he said.

Meanwhile, in separate operation security forces killed three militants on the outskirts of Srinagar in the morning. “Three terrorists have been killed in the Mujgund operation,” an Army official said. He said weapons have been recovered from the site of encounter. Security forces had launched a cordon and search operation near Srinagar-Bandipora road in Mujgund area on the outskirts of the city on Saturday evening.

Another terrorist Tohseef Gundana is also wanted in relation to the case.