Kashmir: Four overground workers (OGWs) of Hizbul Mujahideen were arrested on Tuesday from Awantipora area of Pulwama district in south Kashmir with Rs 10 lakh cash which was meant for carrying out militant activities, police said.

Sources said the arrested militants were in constant touch with top Hizb terrorist Adil Bhatt. The police got a tip-off that Bhatt had handed over a huge amount of money to an overground worker Islam Rouf Wani to carry out terror activities in the area.

He said a case was registered in this regard and Wani was detained for questioning.

During questioning, he said that he had received cash from terrorist Bhatt in order to distribute among other terrorists and ground workers operating in the area. They also motivated the local youth to join terror ranks.

“The said accused disclosed that the cash amount was handed over to Mohammad Maqbool Wani, Shakeel Ahmad Wani and Musaib Aziz Gojree. All the OGWs were apprehended and subsequently Rs 10 lakh cash was recovered at four different places,” the police said.

The police on Tuesday arrested three more overground workers and more cash from four different places.