JeM militant associate held along with grenade in Awantipora: Police

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Srinagar: Police on Saturday claimed to have arrested a militant associate of Jaish-i-Muhammad outfit along with a grenade in South Kashmir’s Awantipora.

In a statement issued to GNS, the police said that Awantipora Police along with Army 55 RR and CRPF 185 Bn arrested a militant associate of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) outfit from Awantipora area involved in providing shelter, support, logistics and assisting militants in their ferry from one place to another besides aiding in transporting arms/ammunition of militants, as well as passing sensitive information regarding movement of Police and govt forces to the militants of JeM outfit.

The police spokesman identified arrested militant associate as Umer Farooq Bhat son of Farooq Ahmad Bhat resident of Renzipora Awantipora.

Incriminating material including hand grenade has been recovered from the arrested militant associate.

A Case F.I.R number 07/2022 stands registered against the said arrested militant associate in Police Station Awantipora under relevant sections of the law, reads the statement.(GNS)

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