SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Poice on Monday said it arrested a “hybrid” militant who is from a proscribed Jaish e Muhammad outfit. The arrest was made in the Rajwar belt of Handwara.
Here is the statement issued by the police in this connection:
“Based on specific input regarding movement of a terrorist in Rajwar area of Handwara, Police along with 21RR and 92BN CRPF established a special joint checkpoint/Naka near Sultanpora Bridge at Zachaldara Rajwar Handwara.
During checking of pedestrians and vehicles, one suspect on noticing the joint forces tried to conceal his presence and flee from spot but was apprehended tactfully by the alert party. He was identified as Ubaid Bashir Wani son of Bashir Ahmed Wani resident of Maidan Pora Lolab Kupwara.
Incriminating materials, arms and ammunition including 01 Pistol with Magazine and 5 pistol rounds were recovered from his possession.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the accused is a hybrid terrorist of proscribed terror outfit JeM and working on the direction of his Pakistan handlers across the border. He also confessed that he was in the area to carry out an attack.
Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 42/2022 registered under relevant sections of law in Police Station Handwara and further investigation is in progress.”