Srinagar, Jun 24: Two over-ground workers of Hizbul Mujahideen outfit were arrested on Sunday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district. A live grenade was also recovered from their possession, police told PTI. The police and the army established a joint naka (checkpoint) at Tulkhan crossing on the new national highway in south Kashmir, a police spokesperson told the news agency. Also Read - J&K: 2 BSF Personnel Martyred in Terrorist Attack in Srinagar, Area Cordoned Off
During checking, two persons were found roaming suspiciously, he said. The naka party apprehended them tactfully and during their search, a live grenade was recovered, the spokesperson said. Also Read - Kashmiri Migrants in Andhra Pradesh Charged Rs 1.8 Lakh For Bus Ride Till Station Despite CM's Orders, Ram-Laxman Come to Rescue
The two have been identified as Amin Ahmad Sofi, a resident of Charligund Awantipora and Tanveer Ahmad Bhat, a resident of Chechikot Awantipora. Also Read - Jammu And Kashmir: Hurriyat Chairman's Son Among Hizbul Terrorists Killed in Srinagar Encounter
Further investigation revealed that they were assisting HM militant Hamad Khan operating in the Tral area and were involved in the grenade attack at Goriwan Chowk in the Bijbehara area on May 23 this year in which 10 civilians were injured, he said.
The spokesperson said the police have registered a case in the matter and further investigation is underway.
(With agency inputs)