Militant Associate Held In North Kashmir's Handwara: Police

Srinagar- The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Sunday claimed to have arrested a militant associate in north Kashmir’s Handwara.

Police along with 15RR at a checkpoint established at Sonmullah Crossing intercepted a suspicious person who on seeing joint naka party tried to flee from the spot but the alert party apprehended him tactfully, a police spokesperson said Sunday.

He identified the youth as Bashir Ahmad Kumar son of Ab Raheem Kumar resident of Lilum Vilgam.

The spokesman further said that during his personal search, incriminating materials, arms and ammunition including 01 Chinese Pistol, 02 Pistol Magazines, 13 live rounds of 9mm and a mobile phone were recovered from his possession.

Affiliation and involvement of the arrested militant associate is being ascertained, he said.

Accordingly, a case under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Vilgam and investigation has been initiated, reads the statement.

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