Overground Hizbul worker held from hideout in Kishtwar

Officials said Asif Mustafa (30), who was working as an OGW for terror group Hizbul Mujahideen, was arrested during the operation and is being questioned. Representative image/PTI

An Overground Worker (OGW) of Hizbul Mujahideen was arrested after security forces unearthed a hideout in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Tuesday.

A cache of arms and ammunition including a Pakistan-make 7.63 mm pistol with a magazine and a Chinese grenade were recovered from the hideout unearthed during a joint search operation by Rashtriya Rifles and police in Sangram Bhatta area of the district on Monday, the official said.

They said Asif Mustafa (30), who was working as an OGW for terror group Hizbul Mujahideen, was arrested during the operation and is being questioned.

Other material recovered from the hideout inside Mustafa's house included two AK magazines, a radio set with antenna, 52 rounds of ammunition and a letter pad with the stamp of Hizbul Mujahideen district commander, the officials said. 

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