Youth held for stealing AK-47 from cop’s quarter

JAMMU: A youth has been arrested for allegedly stealing arms and ammunition from the residential quarter of a police constable in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir. 

Talib Hussain was arrested yesterday for stealing an AK-47 rifle, one magazine and 30 rounds from the residential quarter of police constable Rajinder Singh in Kathua district on the intervening night of November 20 and 21, a police officer said. 

Police have also recovered the stolen arms and ammunition from a drain near Lakhanpur. Further interrogation of the accused is on to ascertain his links, he said. 

Meanwhile, the constable has been suspended for dereliction of duty, the police officer said.

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