OGW worker held, hideout busted

SRINAGAR: A suspected overground worker of Hizbul Mujahideen, who was allegedly motivating and instigating youths to join militancy, was today arrested in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, police said.
Ishtiaq Ahmed Wani, a resident of Goushbugh Pattan area of the district, who was at large and wanted for motivating and instigating young boys to join Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) was arrested, a police official said.
Meanwhile security forces today busted an old militant hideout in Poonch district, recovering a cache of arms and ammunition, Army sources said.
A team of Army and police personnel busted the hideout in Belni forest in Mendhar tehsil of the district, they said. They recovered ammunition including Chinese grenades, AK rifles, ammunition besides bottles, bags etc, the sources said.