Army: Arrested Burhan’s aide 

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KG News Desk

Srinagar, May 28: Army on Saturday claimed to have arrested Tariq Pandit, a close aide of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, in a “well-cordinated, swift operation” on Newa – Pinglana road in Pulwama district of south Kashmir.

A spokesman said a joint mobile vehicle check post was established by Army and JKP in the morning hours today on the Neva – Pinglana road near Karimabad.

He said the move of Bhat was kept under constant surveillance and as he closed in, the team of Rashtriya Rifle battalion apprehended him.

“One 9 mm pistol, two Chinese grenades and other war like stores were recovered from him,” the spokesman added.