SRINAGAR: A newly recruited militant was arrested amid a cordon-and-search-operation in Pulwama district of south Kashmir on Thursday, officials said.

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They said based on specific information about the presence of the militants, a joint CASO was launched by police and army’s 55 RR at Main Town Pulwama.

During the searches, a police officer told news agency GNS that one youth identified as Vilayat Aziz Mir alias Rasik son of Abdul Aziz Mir of Banpora Kakpora was arrested along with a pistol and a grenade.

Vilayat, they said, was missing since January 15 and had joined the militant ranks.


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