Srinagar- Government forces arrested a ‘hybrid’ militant from North Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Monday and seized arms and ammunition from his possession, police said.
During routine vehicle checking at a mobile checkpost set up near Baramulla’s Juhama crossing, the government forces intercepted a man who, on seeing them, tried to flee, a police spokesperson said.
However, the man was tactfully apprehended by the alert personnel, the police spokesperson said, adding that he was identified as Tawheed Ahmad Haroon, a resident of Baramulla’s Delina Ghat.
Incriminating material, arms and ammunition, including a pistol, a pistol magazine and nine live rounds, were seized from his possession, the police spokesperson said.
A preliminary investigation revealed that the arrested militant had obtained the illegal arms and ammunition with the intention to carry out militant activities in Baramulla and its adjacent areas, he added.
A case has been registered and investigation taken up, the police spokesperson said.
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