Two arrested in Khrew Rifle snatching case: Police


Police on Monday claimed they have arrested two Over Ground Workers (OGWs) of militants in connection with Rifle snatching incident in Khrew Pampore.

A police spokesperson in a statement said: “on August 10 two persons barged inside J&K Bank Branch Khrew and attacked Bank guard Mumtaz Ahmad with pepper spray and sharp-edged weapon in an attempt to snatch his 12 Bore rifle.

“But the security Guard bravely resisted the attempts made to snatch his rifle thereby successfully foiling the rifle snatching bid,” a police spokesman said.

“In this incident, security guard Mumtaz sustained injuries and was evacuated to Khrew hospital for medical treatment while the accused persons fled away from the spot,” he said.

“Consequent upon this case FIR No. 57/2018 under relevant sections of law was registered at Police Station Khrew and the investigation in the instant matter was initiated,” he added.

“During the course of the investigation, it came across that two OGWs namely Yasir Ahmad Wani son of Bashir Ahmad resident of Babapora and Yawar Sultan son of Mohd Sultan resident of Shar Shali Khrew were involved in the commission of a crime and were subsequently arrested. Investigation of the case is still going on,” the police spokesman said.


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