SRINAGAR Government forces on Wednesday claimed to have arrested a man who was missing from May 25 during a cordon-and-search operation at Chopan Mohalla at Nagpathri area of Tral in south Kashmirs Pulwama district.
The forces also claimed to have recovered a weapon from his possession.
A police officer told a local news agency that a joint team of army’s 42 RR and SOG laid a cordon at Nagpathri area of Tral today morning.
“During the cordon, a person was apprehended by the joint team and a pistol with one magazine and 6 rounds were recovered from his possession,” he said.
The officer identified the arrested person as Mohd Maqbool Ganai son of Ghulam Mohd of Gutangoo Lam Tral.
Ganai, according to the officer had joined JeM militant outfit.
A case under relevant sections of law has been registered and further investigations taken up, the officer said.
According to family sources, Maqbool had gone missing on May 25 and yesterday only they have filed a missing report in the concerned police station.
Meanwhile, the family and people urged police higher-ups to investigate into the matter as to how he can manage a weapon within a couple of days.