Srinagar: Ganderbal police today detained a militant and a main handler with the help of community, police said.
One active militant namely Talha Umair alias Abu Hamza affiliated with a proscribed militant outfit from Sehpora Ganderbal who had joined the militancy earlier this year, has been detained with persistent efforts of District Police Ganderbal and his family. The main handler namely Ishfaq Ahmad Dar son of Abdul Majeed Dar resident of Sehpora Ganderbal who has been instrumental in persuading him to join militant ranks has also been detained by Police for questioning, police said.
A few more arrests are also expected in coming days. Moreover, Talha Umair alias Abu Hamza has been found to be involved in the weapon snatching case at Hazratbal earlier this year. Investigation pertaining to the said case is also in progress.