Militant Associate Arrested: Police

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday to have claimed a militant associate in Papchan area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.

A police spokesman in a statement said Bandipora Police along with 14RR & 3rd Bn CRPF at a checkpoint established at Papchan intercepted a suspicious person who was travelling on a white colour Scooty towards Bandipora bearing registration No.JK 15-5762, who on seeing joint naka party tried to flee from the spot but the alert party apprehended him tactfully.

“He has been identified as Umer Ajaz @Umer Shalla S/o Ajaz Ahmad Mir  R/o Naberpora Bandipora,” said the spokesman.

He said that during his personal search,  one Chinese Pistol and one Chinese grenade was recovered from his scooty.

“Affiliation and involvement of the arrested militant associate is being ascertained. Accordingly, a case under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Bandipora and further investigation has been initiated, Some more arrests are expected in the said case along with Arms and ammunition,” said the spokesman.

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