Hizb OGWs planning to kill forces personnel, one arrested: Police

Police Thursday claimed to have arrested one of the Hizbul Mujahideen over ground workers (OGWs) it says were planning “to kill cops and security forces personnel” in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district.

“Kulgam Police received credible information that some OGWs affiliated with banned outfit Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) have hatched a criminal conspiracy on the direction of self- styled operational chief of Hizbul Mujahideen  Kashmir Riyaz Naikoo to kill police and security forces personnel and snatch their weapons,” a police spokesman said.

The OGWs were provided weapons and were roaming in the area from one place to another looking for a chance to carry out the attacks in Kulgam, the spokesman said.

Acting on this information, Kulgam Police launched a manhunt and arrested Showkat Ahmad Lone resident of  Charsoo and recovered a pistol and ammunition from his possession, the spokesman said, adding more arrests are expected in coming days.

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