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OGW held with arms in Kupwara

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Srinagar: An Over-ground Worker (OGW) was apprehended by police along with two AK-47 rifles and four pistols in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, officials said on Tuesday.

Quoting the officials, news agency GNS reported that Adil Hussain, son of Mir Haider Shah of Takia Badarkot was arrested along with the arms from his house during a search operation.

A police officer said that Shah is an “OGW besides being involved in narco-terrorism’’.

Upon further questioning, the accused disclosed that another person Faraz Ahmed, son of Mir Shah, a resident of Padna Prara is the main supplier of weapons to militants from whom he received the seized weapons.

During subsequent searches, four pistols alongwith five magazines and a packet of “brown sugar like substance” was recovered from the latter’s house, an official said.

However, the second accused had already escaped from his home and efforts are on to arrest him, he said.

He said that an FIR (106/2021) under section 7/25 Arms Act, 8/22/29 NDPS Act and 23/39/40 UA(P)A has been registered in this regard for further proceedings taken up.

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