Srinagar- Police on Thursday claimed to have arrested three militants and foiled their attempt to disrupt peace in Handwara area of North Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
Manzoor Ahmed Kumar of Singapore, Showkat Ahmed Bhat of Khanu Babagund along with another person whose identity and age is unknown, were arrested by a joint of police, army’s 21 RR and CRPF 92 battalion during naka checking at Fruit Mandi Crossing, Handwara, a police spokesperson said. The trio, he said, were arrested when they attempted to flee the spot on seeing the checking parties.
During searches, the spokesperson said, arms and ammunition, including a Pistol, one magazine, seven rounds and two grenades were recovered from their possession.
He further said that preliminary investigations have revealed that the individuals were tasked to carry out militant attacks in Handwara, cause loss of life and injuries to the public and to disrupt peace in the area.
According to the spokesperson, the timely and swift action by the security forces has prevented the militants from carrying out the attack.
“In relation to this, FIR No. 213/2022 u/s 13 UAPA and 7/25 Arms Act has been registered at Police Station Handwara and investigation initiated,” he added.
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