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Two militant associates arrested along with arms, ammunition in Bandipora, Sangrama: Police

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Bandipora: Bandipora police Tuesday claimed to have arrested two over ground workers of Jaish-e-Mohammad militant output along with arms and ammunition in two Bandipora and Sangrama areas of north Kashmir.

In a statement issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) an official spokesperson said that the police and security forces had received a reliable information that there were certain anti-national elements who were indoctrinating youths and influencing them with false narratives and motivating them to take violent path, besides providing them arms, ammunition and other resources for this purpose.

He said that acting on specific human and technical inputs Bandipora police along with 13 RR apprehended one suspected person Abdul Majeed Khan, a resident of Kralpora Bandipora near Wular Vantage Park in Aragam area and recovered arms, ammunition from his possession.

He said that the arms and ammunition include 01 Pistol, 03 live hand grenades and 10 live rounds.

“On his preliminary enquiry, the accused revealed that he is associated with the Jaish E Mohammad militant outfit and he is in contact with handlers across the border from were he received instructions to identify innocent youth for joining militancy and pass on arms and ammunitions to them,” he said.

The spokesperson said that on his further disclosure, he named Showkat Ahmad Malik, a resident of Sangrama area of Sopore as his accomplice in carrying out his nefarious designs and accordingly a search operation was launched in Sangrama with Sopore Police and 52RR leading to the recovery of 01 Pistol, 05 live hand grenades and 20 live rounds from the accused person.

He further said that in this regard a case FIR No. 04/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered at PS Aragam and further investigation has been taken up.

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