Reyaz Rashid

Militant, who threatened poll participants, held

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Sopore, Oct 03: Police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested a militant, who had issued threats to people against taking part in the local bodies and panchayat elections, from Sopore area of north Kashmir

“Acting on a reliable input, security forces in Sopore arrested one local militant Amir Sultan War, son of Mohammad Sultan War, resident of Naidkhai Sumbal Bandipora during Naka checking at Baramulla-Handwara road near Hadipora crossing,” said a police spokesman.

He said the militant had recently joined the LeT outfit. “… and a video showing him with a weapon had gone viral in which he was seen giving threat to the people of North Kashmir not to participate in the forthcoming Local Bodies and Panchayat elections.”

Senior Superintendent of Police Sopore Javid Iqbal confirmed the arrest and said War was arrested on an intelligence input by police along with the troops of Army 32RR and 92 Bn CRPF.

He said a case has been registered in Police Station Dangiwacha. “Investigation has been started,” he said.

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