Suspected weapon snatcher arrested: Police


Police on Friday claimed to have arrested a suspected person involved in weapon snatching case.

A police spokesperson in a statement said that based on a credible input regarding movement of a suspected person near Bone and Joint Hospital Barzulla, a special team of Srinagar Police apprehended a person.

“On his questioning, he disclosed his identity as Showket Ahmed Khan son of  Abdul Hamid Khan a resident of Aarth-Narbal Budgam, affiliated with a proscribed militant outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba. His code name is Aumer,” said police spokesman in a statement.

“It is pertinent to mention here that said a person is involved in case FIR No.73/2018 U/S 392 RPC, 7/25 Arms Act, 3 PEPO Act registered at P/S Rajbagh Srinagar,” he said.

“Further questioning of the arrested accused is going on so as to advance the investigation in the case,” said police spokesman in a statement.


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