Two Militant Associates Held In North Kashmir’s Sopore

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Srinagar- Police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested two militant associates and recovered arms & ammunition, including improvised explosive device (IED) from their possession in Sopore town of North Kashmir.

Police, army’s 22RR and the personnel of CRPF 197 battalion launched a cordon and search operation (CASO) in Saidpora Bypass area of Sopore after receiving input about the presence of two suspected individuals, a police spokesperson said Wednesday.

During the search operation, he said, 2 suspects were spotted trying to run away in an attempt to break the cordon.

“Assessing the situation, the vigilant troops displayed situational awareness, extreme restraint and exceptional fire control in not opening the fire. Subsequently, both the suspected individuals were arrested on the spot,” he said.

Police identified the duo as Kaiser Manzoor Mir and Muzaffar Majeed Mir.

During initial questioning, the spokesperson said, both the accused confessed that they were working as associates for local militant of Lashkar-e-Taiba Bilal Ahmad Mir of Brath Kalan Sopore.

“Incriminating materials, arms and ammunition including 15 Pistol rounds, 25 AK-47 rounds, 01 IED and 02 Hand Grenades were recovered from their possession,” he said.

He added that a case under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station and further investigation is in progress.

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