SRINAGAR: A militant associate was arrested and incriminating materials including ammunition were recovered from his possession in Baramulla, police said.

A police spokesman in a statement said that acting on specific input, a special joint motor vehicle checking point (MVCP) was established by Baramulla Police, 29RR and 2ndBn SSB at Dolipora Morh.

“During checking, a suspicious person upon seeing the MVCP party tried to flee from the spot, but was apprehended after a brief chase,” said the spokesman.

‘He has been identified as Iqbal Mir son of Gh Nabi Mir resident of Mungam Wagoora,” he said.

“During search, incriminating material, ammunition including an AK magazine, 20 AK rounds, 02 UBGL grenades & 02 detonators concealed in a bag were recovered from his possession,” he added.

The spokesman said that during preliminary investigation, it was learnt that he was a close associate of an active militant Hilal Sheikh @Hanzulla resident of Shrakwara Kreeri affiliated with proscribed outfit LeT and he was also in contact with a Pakistani militant Usman.

Worth to mention that a major militant plot has been avoided by his arrest, he said

“A case under relevant sections of law has been registered at PS Kreeri and further investigation into the matter is in progress,” said police spokesman.


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