Three terrorist associates held in Awantipora, Shopian; arms & ammunition recovered: Police
Srinagar: Police along with security forces have arrested three “terrorist associates” in Awantipora and Shopian and recovered arms & ammunition from their possession, a police spokesperson said in a statement Friday.
He said in Awantipora, acting on specific information, police together with the troops of Army’s 42RR and 180 Bn CRPF, launched a joint cordon and search operation yesterday in Tral.
During the search operation, “two terrorist associates of proscribed terror outfit JeM identified as Bashir Ahmad and Gulzar Ahmad, both residents of Tral Awantipora were arrested,” police said.
On their disclosure, arms and ammunition including one AK-56 rifle, two AK magazines, 56 AK rounds, three pistols, six pistol magazines, 24 pistol rounds and other incriminating materials have been recovered, police said, adding a case under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Tral and further investigation has been initiated.
In Shopian, during naka checking at Nagisheran, a joint party of police, Army’s 34RR and 178 Bn CRPF, arrested one Mohammad Asgar Dar, son of Mohammad Amin Dar of Nagisheran Shopian.
Incriminating materials, arms and ammunition including one pistol, one magazine and eight live rounds were recovered from his possession.
“Preliminary investigation reveals that he was working as a terrorist associate of proscribed terror outfit LeT. Accordingly, a case under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Imamsahib and further investigation has been initiated,” the police spokesperson said.