Three persons held with arms and ammunition in separate incidents in north Kashmir

Srinagar

Police on Monday claimed to have arrested three persons in separate places in Handwara area of north Kashmir.

A police officer said that two persons Azhar Lone of Handwara, Nazar Mohd Sheikh of Zaloora were arrested during a naka at Kulangam, Handwara near FCI.

“An AK-47 rifle with two magazines, 121 rounds, 3 hand grenades and Indian currency 2400 were recovered from their possession,” the officer said. A case under FIR number 5/2019 under section 7/25 Arms Act has been registered in police station concerned, the officer said.

In another separate case, the officer said that SOG Vilgam and a local army unit apprehended a person namely Tariq Ahmad Sheikh son of Abdul Gani Sheikh of Kralpora. “One pistol with one magazine and 9 rounds were recovered from his possession,” he said. (GNS)

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