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Two held with arms from south Kashmir

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Srinagar, Mar 16: Government forces on Friday apprehended two suspected militants in separate incidents in south Kashmir, recovering arms and ammunition from their possession, police said.

In the first incident, Shahnawaz Ahmad Mir, son of Abdul Rehman Mir, a resident of Bugam in Kulgam, was apprehended during random checking at a ‘naka’ point set up at Takia Adijan in the district, a police spokesman said.

A Chinese pistol, one magazine, five live rounds and Rs 10,000 were recovered from Mir’s possession, the spokesman said.

“Investigation conducted so far has revealed that Mir is involved in subversive activities,” he said, adding a case under section 13, 18, 20, 38, 39 ULA (P) Act, 307, 120-B RPC and 7/25 Indian  Arms  Act has been registered in this regard and investigation taken up.

In another incident, Ajaz Ahmad Bhat, son of Ghulam Mohammad Bhat, a resident of Dangerpora Padgampora, was held with a hand-grenade from national highway near Padgampora in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police spokesman said.

Giving the details, he said the police party nabbed him when Bhat was trying to get some object out of his pocket.

“The police party overpowered him and carried out a personal (body) search of him, and recovered one hand-grenade from his possession,” the spokesman said, adding a case under section 7/25 Arms Act was registered in Police Station Awantipora against him.

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