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5 robbers held with fake guns in Kulgam

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Srinagar: Police have arrested five persons from the Kulgam district of south Kashmir for carrying out robberies “by posing as terrorists”, officials said here on Friday.

Acting on complaints from several areas of Kulgam district, police constituted a special team to arrest them, they said.

A special mobile checkpoint was also set up at Yaripora to catch the five, they said.

Those arrested have been identified as Nazir Mushtaq, son of Mushtaq Ahmed Malik, resident of Pinjoora Shopian; Karman Ahmad, son of Mohammad Ashraf Deedad, resident of DraklarnAbhama; Khalid Hussain, son of Mushtaq Deedad; Rizwan Ahmad Deedad, son of Mohammad Azan, and Abrar Ahmad Teedwa, son of Mohammad YosufTeedwa, residents of Sangarwani Pulwama.

The vehicle used in the commission of the crimes has also been seized, they said.

Besides, two toy guns, one toy pistol, two cutters, five mobile phones and five face masks were recovered from their possession, they added.

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