Militant, OGW Arrested: Police

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Srinagar: Police on Saturday claimed to have arrested a militant and an over- ground worker (OGW) in two separate operations from Anantnag and Kupwara districts of the Valley.

In a joint operation in the Kapran area of Dooru in the south Kashmir district, state forces arrested a categorised active militant, Talib Bhat, a resident of Dehruna, a police official said.

He said weapons and other incriminating material were seized from his possession.

A case has been registered and investigation taken up, the official said.

Police also said that it arrested a Lashkar-e- Taiba militant associate in Mandigam Kralgund area of north Kashmir’s Handwara.

In a statement, the police said that on the basis of specific information regarding the movement of militant associate, Police, army and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation in the orchards of Mandigam Kralgund.

“During search/ checking one person was found in suspicious condition who on seeing the search party tried to escape from the spot but was chased and apprehended by the search party,” the police spokesperson said.

He identified the alleged OGW as Akeel Ahmad Parray son of Wali Mohd resident of Mandigam Kralgund.

The statement further said that arms and ammunitions were recovered from his possession.

“During questioning it came to surface that the said person is working with militant outfit LeT as an associate. In this context Case FIR No. 90/2020 U/s 7/25 I.A.Act., 16, 18,20 ULAP Act has been registered in Police Station Kralgund. Further investigation into the matter is under process,” the police said.

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