SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir police have arrested two top Hizbul Mujaheedin (HM) commanders, including its operational commander, during raids in Srinagar and Sopore towns. Police sources said that HM operational commander Gazi Misba-ud-Din was arrested from the uptown Batmallo locality in Srinagar on Tuesday while Hizbul’s divisional commander Muzaffar Ahmed alias Tajamul was arrested in raids in Sopore town.
Gazi is the senior most commander of HM active in Kashmir. The supreme commander of the outfit, Syed Salah-ud-Din is based in Muzaffarbad, the capital of Pakistan-administered Kashmir. “This is the biggest achievement of the year,” a police officer said. He said more raids were conducted in North Kashmir Baramulla and south Kashmir Anantnag towns. “Some more arrests were made during the raids, but we don’t have details immediately,” another police officer said.-SANA