Man arrested with arms and ammunition in north Kashmir: Police

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Police on Monday arrested a man along with arms and ammunition in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

In a handout, the police said the accused Mohammad Shafi Sheikh son of Ali Aksar Sheikh resident of Hajitra Karnah was apprehended by a joint team of Kupwara police and army. Acting on a specific information, a police team led by incharge PP Taad ASI Muneer Ahmad along with local Army unit 3/8 GR conducted search of the house of the accused and on questioning, Shafi revealed that he has concealed some arms and ammunition in a sewing machine in his house, police said.

On Shafi’s disclosure 01 pistol, 02 pistol magazines , 11 pistol rounds and 02 live grenades were recovered during the search and he was taken into custody.

Case under relevant provisions of law has been registered against Mohammad Shafi Sheikh and investigations taken up. It’s pertinent to mention that Mohammad Shafi Sheikh is already facing trial in a similar case charge sheeted against him in the year 2021. More arrests are expected in the case, said police.

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