A Hizbul Mujahideen militant allegedly concerned within the killing of an RSS functionary and his PSO was arrested by the NIA in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar district, officers mentioned on Wednesday.
He was apprehended by the Nationwide Investigation Company (NIA) from the Hanjala space of the district Tuesday evening, they mentioned.
The militant has been recognized as Rustam Ali. He was named in a chargesheet filed by the NIA within the killing of RSS activist Chander Kant Sharma and his Private Safety Officer in April final yr, the officers mentioned.
Jammu and Kashmir Police had on September 23 final yr arrested Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists — Nissar Ahmed Sheikh, Nishad Ahmed and Azad Hussain — in reference to the homicide instances of a senior BJP chief and an RSS functionary within the area.
BJP state secretary Anil Parihar was killed in 2018, whereas senior RSS functionary Sharma and his PSO have been shot lifeless in April final yr. Each the killings had triggered protests in Kishtwar.
The killings have been a part of a conspiracy to revive militancy in Kishtwar and have been hatched by longest surviving Hizbul Mujahideen commander within the space Jahangir Saroori, in line with the officers.