SRINAGAR: Police on Tuesday arrested three militant associates in North Kashmir’s Sopore and recovered a pistol and other incriminating materials from their possession.

A police spokesperson in a statement said, “Police along with Army (22RR) & CRPF (179BN) at a joint checkpoint established at Fruit Mandi crossing noticed 03 suspicious persons attempting to flee from the spot, but the alert joint party apprehended them tactfully.”

“They have been identified as Faisal Ahmad Kachroo son of Farooq Ahmad Kachroo resident of Baba Yousuf Sopore, Aquib Mehraj Kana son of Mehraj din Kana resident of Sangrama Sopore and Adil Akber Gojree son of Akbar Gojree resident of Kushal Matoo Sopore. During search, a pistol, mobile phones and other incriminating materials were recovered from their possession. Its pertinent to mention here that trio failed to justify the contents of their phones, which contained incriminating evidence,” police said.

Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 68/2024 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Sopore and investigation has been initiated, reads the statement.


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