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Two hybrid terrorists arrested in connection with attack on social media journalist

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Srinagar: Two hybrid terrorists of The Resistance Front (TRF) were arrested in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir for their alleged involvement in an attack on a social media journalist last year, police said on Friday.
During the course of investigation of case FIR No. 116/2022 under sections 307 IPC, 7/27 A Act and 16 UAP Act of Police Station Heerpora pertaining to terrorist attack on a YouTuber journalist, a SIT headed by DySP Hqrs Shopian was constituted. During the course of investigation, on the basis of oral, circumstantial and technical evidences, number of suspects were rounded up. During questioning, 2 suspects identified as Suhaib Reyaz son of Reyaz Ahmad Mir and Anayat Ullah Iqbal son of Mohmmad Iqbal Wani, both residents of Saidapora Payeen admitted their involvement in the terror attack. It also came to fore that duo were working as hybrid terrorists of proscribed terror outfit TRF.
On their disclosure, the weapon of offence viz a pistol along with its magazine and 05 pistol rounds besides, an IED has been recovered by a joint party of Police and 44RR in the orchards of village Saidapora Payeen Shopian. Further investigation of the case is still going on. Waseem Ahmad Wani (27), a resident of Heerpora area of Shopian, who ran a YouTube news channel, escaped unhurt after two motorcycle-borne militants shot at him on December 25 last year.

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