Man Tried To Snatch Rifle of CRPF Cop, Held

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Srinagar: A 28-year-old man was on Friday arrested by security forces after he tried to snatch a CRPF personal’s rifle in Nowhatta area of the city, police said.

Tehreen Shabir Dar, a resident of Peerbagh area on the outskirts of the city, was overpowered by Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) head constable Samrinder near Nowhatta chowk when he tried to snatch his service rifle, a police officer said.

Dar was later handed over to the local police and booked under relevant sections of the law.

“A police team conducted searches at his residence at Peerbagh but did not find anything incriminating against the youth,” the officer said.

The family members of the man alleged that he was mentally unstable but had no evidence to back their claim, the officer said.

During questioning by police on why he tried to snatch the rifle, Dar said, “Allah ka hukam tha (It was an order from Allah)”, the officer added.

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