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Police on Friday claimed to have arrested Over-ground workers (OGW’s) of Hizb militant outfit from Awantipora town of south Kashmir.

A police spokesperson in a statement said that awantipora police on a credible input arrested two OGWs of a proscribed militant outfit HM namely Danish Ahmad Lone son of Ghulam Mohammad Lone resident of Brah Bandinah, Awantipora and Raja Ilyas Makroo son of Ghulam Mohammad Makroo resident of Arwani Bijbehara Islamabad.

“Incriminating material including a huge amount of cash was recovered from them,” he said.

Pertinently, Danish Lone is the brother of active militant Adnan Lone.

Police has registered a case. Preliminary investigation suggests that the duo were planning to carry out militant attacks in the area, he added.

The spokesman said that in another incident, Awantipora police on a specific tip-off arrested Irshad Ahmad Malla son of Abdul Khaliq Malla resident of Kranzbal Tral. A huge quantity of incriminating material linked to militant outfits was seized from his possession.

“Police has registered a case under relevant sections of law and further investigation is in progress,” said police spokesman.