Reyaz Rashid

3 men from Kupwara held on way to cross LoC in Uri: Police

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Baramulla: Police on Thursday said that three persons were arrested as they were on way to cross Line of Control in Uri area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

SDPO Uri Junaid Wali in a statement said that three persons — Majid Rakeeb Konshi (26) of Nowgam Handwara; Waseem Ahmad Khan (28) of Deedikot Kupwara, and Ghulam Mustafa Ahanger (28) of Goshi Kupwara, were motivated by a person through the spoof calls on privacy focused app that he would help them to cross the LoC.

“He told them that he would meet them in person once they will reach Uri and would eventually tell them the exact crossing point at the LoC,” the SDPO said.

He said that police however received the information from “reliable sources” in time and due to the timely action, all the three persons were caught at Uri market while onboard a Maruti vehicle (JK01M-0371), the statement reads.

“After proper counselling all the three persons are being handed over to their legal heirs. They were exhorted upon and advised to remain careful in future and not attend or fall prey to un-necessary calls or radicalization,” police said.

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