HUM courier arrested along with money in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Mar 20 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir police have arrested a militant responsible for bringing money from Pakistan for Harkat-ul-Mujahideen in North Kashmir.

Handwara Police said a specific information was received that one person responsible for bringing money for HUM was scheduled to travel to Srinagar .

During the naka party one person tried to flee. However alert police personnel overpowered him.

Police said Rs 50,000 and a Railway ticket of Samjautha Express were recovered from him.

During questioning the courier identified as Nazir Ahmad confessed that in February 2008 he returned from Pakistan for the 6th time. He frequently visited Pakistan to meet his brother Abdul Aziz Mir who is new a militant of Harkat-ul-Mujahideen afater training in arms and ammunition many years back.

He revealed that his brother had advised him to help the militants -- Abu Yasir and Noman Bhai -- active in Rafiabad and Qaziabad area and also to hand over the consignment to them.

He was going to deliver the amount to them militants today in Qaziabad area, he disclosed.

He said that the militant further revealed that he is in possession of an Indian Passport which was recovered on his disclosure from Khaipora Handwara village.

The passport bearing Number A-8693812 issued on 30 June 2001 said the militant has visited Pakistan six times on visa from November 2001 and has couriered hefty amounts from Pakistan to Kashmir for aiding militants.

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