Two persons, including a Hizbul Mujahideen militant were arrested along with a loaded pistol and two grenades in Kulgam district of south Kashmir on Saturday, police said.

The militant, identified as Imtiyaz Ahmad Bhat, was arrested by a police party during a search operation at Tachloo village of Kulgam, 70 kms from Srinagar, they said.

A pistol, one magazine and two Chinese hand grenades were recovered from the possession of Ahmad Bhat, who is a “C” category militant of the terror outfit.

Ahmad Bhat was arrested after getting specific leads from a moulvi, Yassir Hussain of Saroor village of Kishtwar, who was arrested earlier in the day for suspicious movement in the area.

Further investigations into the matter are underway.