Hizbul Mujahideen activist held in Kerala

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Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 6: Police claimed to have arrested an active member of pro-Pakistan militant group, Hizbul Mujahideen, from Kumili in Idukki district.

Altaf Ahammed (29), a native of Jammu and Kashmir, was involved in various crimes against the government, ASP Vikramjith Singh told UNI over phone from Idukki.

According to the official, he was arrested last night following information from the Jammu and Kashmir Police.

Altaf had applied for a passport and the Police Department sent his bio-data to their counterparts in Jammu and Kashmir for verification when his identity came to light, he said adding the accused got training from Pakistan.

On interrogation, Altaf admitted he had been working in the state for the last seven years as a salesman.

However, his connection with other outfits functioning in the state have not come out so far.

Following the arrest, police conducted raids in the area.

However, no further arrests had been made so far.


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