Militant associate arrested in Ganderbal: Police

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Srinagar

Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday claimed to have arrested a militant associate in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district.

A police spokesman in a statement said he has been identified as Tariq Ahmad Ganaie resident of Fraw Haknar, Gund district Ganderbal.

“As per police records he has been assisting the active militants of proscribed outfit LeT operating in the areas of district Ganderbal,” said the spokesman.

“During the course of investigation of Case FIR No. 69/2019, pertaining to the encounter at Kullan Ganderbal in which a Pakistani militant was killed, it was learnt that  Tariq Ganai had provided help and assistance to an active militant Nisar Dar and transported him away to Sumbal area after he had escaped from the encounter site at Kullan Ganderbal,” he said.

Further investigation in the matter is in progress, said the spokesman.

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