SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday claimed to have arrested a militant along with his associate in Ningli area of Sopore.
A police spokesman in a statement said that acting on specific input regarding the presence of a militant in Ningli area of Sopore, a cordon and search operation was launched by Police, 52RR and 177Bn CRPF in the said area.
“During the search operation militant and his associate were challenged by the search party however they tried to escape from the spot but the alert search party apprehended them tactfully,” said the spokesman.
“The active militant has been identified as Towfeeq Kaboo son of Ghulam Rasool Kaboo resident of Kaboo Mohalla Arampora Sopore while as an associate has been identified as Bilal Ahmad Kaloo son of Abdul Rahman Kaloo resident of Takiabal Sopore,” he said.
“In this regard, a case under relevant sections of law has been registered and further investigation has been taken up,” said a police spokesman in a statement.