Punjab police has arrested tow associates of the dead Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militant Riyaz Naikoo. Punjab police has revealed on Thursday that it has nabbed two accomplices of Naikoo’s close associate, Hilal Ahmed Wagay, from Amritsar.
“In a major expose, Punjab Police has traced inter-state links of slain Hizbul Mujahideen commander, Riaz Ahmed Naikoo, with the arrest of two accomplices of his close associate, Hilal Ahmed Wagay, from Amritsar”, tweeted Punjab government .
Riyaz Naikoo and his associate were killed on May 6 in an encounter in Beighpora village of Awantipora in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir. He became a terrorist in May 2012 and was a close associate of former Hizb-ul-Mujahideen chief Burhan Wani.
Riyaz Naikoo took over as the commander of Hizbul Mujahideen after commander Burhan Wani was eliminated in a gunfight with the security forces in the Kokarnag area in Anantnag district on July 8, 2016.
In a major expose, @PunjabPoliceInd has traced inter-state links of slain Hizbual Mujhahideen commander, Riaz Ahmed Naikoo, with the arrest of two accomplices of his close associate, Hilal Ahmed Wagay, from Amritsar.
— Government of Punjab (@PunjabGovtIndia) May 7, 2020