Militant associate held with arms in south Kashmir: Police

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Police on Thursday claimed to have arrested a militant associate along with arms and ammunition at Hutmara-Sandoz crossing in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

In a statement, a spokesperson said that on the basis of specific information regarding movement of a militant associate, police party of Anantnag Police and 3rd Rashtriya Rifles laid a Naka at Hutmara-Sandoz crossing.

The statement reads that one suspected individual approached towards the naka party from Chak Hassan Abad and on seeing the naka party the suspect started fleeing away in opposite direction.

“The party assessed the situation and displayed extreme restraint. The security forces chased and overpowered the suspect, preventing him from opening fire,” it added.

It reads that on searching the individual one pistol, magazine and six live rounds were recovered, which was planned to be used for targeted killing.

“He had identified as Fazial Ah Wagay of Hassan Abad, Hutmara. In this regard Case FIR No 78/2022 U/S 7/25 Arms Act 16,18,39 UAPA has been registered in Police Station Mattan and further investigation is going on,” it added. (KNO)

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