Militant associate arrested in Handwara, arms and ammunition recovered: Police

Srinagar, April 17: Police on Sunday claimed to have arrested a militant associate along with arms and ammunition in North Kashmir’s Handwara.

In a statement issued to GNS, the police said that the Police along with 15RR at a checkpoint established at Sonmullah Crossing intercepted a suspicious person who on seeing joint naka party tried to flee from the spot but the alert party apprehended him tactfully. He has been identified as Bashir Ahmad Kumar son of Ab Raheem Kumar resident of Lilum Vilgam.

The spokesman further said that during his personal search, incriminating materials, arms and ammunition including 01 Chinese Pistol, 02 Pistol Magazines, 13 live rounds of 9mm and a mobile phone were recovered from his possession.

Affiliation and involvement of the arrested terrorist associate is being ascertained, he said.

Accordingly, a case under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Vilgam and investigation has been initiated, reads the statement.(GNS)