SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday claimed to have arrested two hybrid militants In Maidanpora area of Lolab in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

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Arms and ammunition recovered from two hybrid militants in Maidanpora area of Lolab on July 29,2022. Pic: Police

A police spokesman in a statement said that a major success against nefarious designs of militants to spread their activities in the valley, Kupwara police along with Army 28 RR has arrested two hybrid militants and recovered four pistols, eight pistol magazines, 130 pistol rounds and ten hand grenades from them.

The spokesman said that acting on a credible information that two militants associates affiliated with LeT have entered Maidanpora area of Lolab to carry out militant related activities,  a joint cordon and search operation was launched in the area.

“During the course of the operation,  a vehicle load carrier bearing registration number JK 09A-2324 was signalled  to stop at iron bridge Maidanpora. Sensing security forces presence, the vehicle was abruptly stopped short of the stop and two persons jumped out of it,” he said.

“Whereas one individual identified as Shamim Ahmad Khan son of Ghulam Mohiuddeen Khan resident of Khan Mohalla Kawari Laderwan was immediately nabbed carrying in his possession one bag containing ten (10) hand grenades , the other accomplice jumped in the fields with a backpack bag and fled away,” he added.

He further added that after hectic chase and search of  the area, the other person identified as Talib Ahmad Sheikh son of Ali Mohd Sheikh resident of Ledarwan Kawari Kupwara was apprehended from a shop located at Badi Bhera Lolab owned by one Zakir Ahmad Mir son of Mohd Abdullah Mir resident of Wavoora Lolab.

“From the search of the backpack bag , four pistols, eight pistol magazines and 140 live rounds of pistol were recovered. Case under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Lalpora and investigations taken up to unearth the module involved in the case,” said police spokesman in a statement.


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