2 Militants Arrested In Kupwara: Police

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Srinagar- Police on Thursday claimed to have arrested two Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militants along with arms and ammunition in Kupwara district of north Kashmir.

A police official said that acting on a tip off, state forces jointly carried out an operation in the Kupwara district during which two JeM militants were arrested.

He identified the arrested militants as Waseem Irshad Gabroo of Takiyabal Arampora, Sopore and Mehraj-Ud-Din Wani of Badshah Masjid, Sopore.

“One AK-47 rifle, one AK magazine, two grenades, 30 AK rounds and cash worth Rs 7 lakh were recovered from their possessions.”

The official said that a case (FIR no. 233) under section Indian Arms 7/25 Act, and 13,18, 19, 39 UAPA sections has been registered at police station Kupwara. “Further investigations have been set into motion,” the official added.

Arms Cache Recovered In Uri

State forces on Thursday claimed to have recovered a large cache of arms and ammunition near the LoC in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

The Army said the operation carried out in Dulanja Uri near the LoC on Wednesday ended with the recovery of two M-16 rifles (Pakistani origin), two pistols 0.30 cal (Pakistani origin), four M-16 magazines and four pistol magazines.

Searches in the area were started after security forces received inputs that weapons were being sent from across the LoC for terrorists in Kashmir.

“There were credible inputs that some weapons were delivered in the Dulanja sector for terrorists in Kashmir on the basis of which Army and police teams launched a search operation and recovered a large cache of weapons including two M-16 rifles,” SSP Barmaulla, Abdul Qayoom said.

He said the borders have been tightened and there is pressure from terrorists in the valley to their handlers in Pakistan to send in more weapons.

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