Senior PDP leader accused of helping them

Srinagar: With the killing of a Lashkar-e-Taiba militant and the arrest of six others, Jammu and Kashmir police on Monday claimed to have busted a militant network allegedly supported by a ruling People's Democratic Party leader in Kupwara district.

In a joint operation, police and troops of Rashtriya Rifles apprehended one Akhter Hussain Khan from Bumhama area of Kupwara district on Sunday and seized six hand grenades and a radio set from him, an official spokesman said.

On the information provided by Khan, an operation was launched to nab six militants who were travelling in a vehicle belonging to a PDP leader, he said. PTI

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