2 Militant Associates Arrested In North Kashmir's Kupwara: Police

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Srinagar- Jammu and Kashmir Police Saturday claimed to have arrested two militant associates from Lolab area in North Kashmir's Kupwara district.

"Kupwara Police along with 28 RR has apprehended two individuals namely Rashid Ahmad Peer, son of Ab Ahad Peer, resident of Tekipora, Lolab and Adil Hussain Shah, son of Gh Mohd Shah, a resident of Shat Muqam, Lolab in a joint operation in Lolab", reads a statement.

"Both the individuals were indulged in anti-national activities and were planning to join [militant] ranks, in order to revive [militancy] in the area besides providing active support to [militants]", reads the statement.

"Both the individuals came under the observation of the security forces when they were found suspicious in their movement and pro [militancy] activity on Social Media platform, the statement reads.

"Based on the inputs developed by Police, the duo was apprehended and put to sustained questioning. During the course of investigation, incriminating material including posters, photographs, videos and contents of the conversation with active [militants] and [militant] handlers from across were recovered from the mobile phones of both the individuals", it reads.

An FIR No. 07/2022, under relevant sections has been registered at Police Station Sogam against them & the investigation in the case is under progress.

"The timely joint efforts of security forces resulted in averting major incident in the area which has witnessed peace for the past two-three years", the statement concludes.

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