SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Sunday to have claimed a militant associate in Handwara area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

A police spokesman in a statement said that police along with army and CRPF arrested a militant associate in Handwara along with arms and ammunition.

The spokesman in a statement said that police along with 15RR at a checkpoint established at Sonmullah Crossing intercepted a suspicious person who on seeing the joint Naka party tried to flee from the spot but the alert party apprehended him tactfully.

“He has been identified as Bashir Ahmad Kumar son of Ab Raheem Kumar resident of Lilum Vilgam,” said the spokesman.

“During his personal search, incriminating materials, arms and ammunition including 01 Chinese Pistol, 02 Pistol Magazines, 13 live rounds of 9mm and a mobile phone were recovered from his possession,” he said.

“Affiliation and involvement of the arrested militant associate is being ascertained,” he added.

“Accordingly, a case under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Vilgam and investigation has been initiated,” said a police spokesman in a statement.


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