Man planning a ‘terrorist’ attack in Kupwara arrested: Police

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Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir police on Friday claimed to have arrested an individual who was planning to join militancy and was planning a ‘terrorist’ attack in Kupwara.

In a statement issued here a police spokesman said that Kupwara police on a credible input arrested an individual and recovered incriminating materials including ammunition from his possession.


He said that police in Kupwara today intercepted an individual identified as Mohd Aslam Beigh, S/O Nazir Ahmad Beigh R/O Maidanpora Lolab, at a naka check point and upon his personal search, seized one grenade, besides other incriminating material.

Adding that the individual has been taken into custody and preliminary investigation suggests that the individual was planning to join a militant outfit, “With other militants he was planning a ‘terrorist’ attack in Kupwara area. Initial investigation revealed that he was motivated to turn to militancy through social media by entities based in Pakistan.” He said.

“A case FIR No. 6/2019 under relevant sections has been registered in P/S Kupwara in this matter.” He added