April 2007 News

HM section commander arrested

18 April 2007
The Daily Excelsior
Excelsior Correspondent

Srinagar: A Hizbul Mujahideen ‘section commander’ was arrested by troops of 10 Rashtriya Rifles and Special Task Force (STF) during a search operation at village Manjmi in Doda district. The militant, identified as Farookh alias Irfan, 30, son of Abdul Rather R-o Manjmi, was arrested on the basis of an information given by Army Intelligence. Farookh, who was an active militant since 1997, has marks of torture all over his body when he was arrested, official sources said, adding he appeared to have been beaten by his colleagues on some issue. No recoveries were made from his possession. The militant has been handed over to Doda police for questioning.


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