SRINAGAR: In Sopore, an active militant has been apprehended by the police and security forces. During the operation, which was initiated based on specific intelligence regarding the militant’s presence in the Madina Bagh Moh, Dangerpura area, arms and ammunition were seized from the individual’s possession.
The joint cordon and search operation was conducted by the Sopore Police and Army (22RR), and as the initial cordon was established, the terrorist attempted to escape and evade capture by taking advantage of the narrow lanes and congested area. The troops were alerted to the situation and the mission leader adjusted the inner cordon accordingly.
The troops from the joint team were able to apprehend the militant alive. The individual has been identified as Owais Ahmad Mir, son of Nazir Ahmad Mir and a resident of War Mohalla Gund Brat. Upon searching the area, incriminating materials, arms, and ammunition were discovered, including a 9mm pistol, 08 (9mm) rounds, a pistol magazine, and a Chinese grenade.
Accordingly, a case under relevant sections of law has been registered and further investigation is in progress.