Al-Badr militant arrested in Srinagar: Police

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Police on Saturday said that it has arrested a hybrid militant of Al-Badr outfit in central Kashmir’s Srinagar, who according to police was also involved in grenade throwing incidents.

In a handout, the police said that acting on specific intelligence, a small team of Srinagar police arrested a hybrid militant linked with proscribed militant outfit Al-Badr identified as Arfat Yusuf son of Mohd Yusuf Khan resident of Rajpora Pulwama from Batamaloo area of Srinagar.

The police spokesman further stated that incriminating materials alongwith arms & ammunition including a pistol, 20 live rounds, 02 magazines have been recovered from his possession.

Preliminary investigation reveals that he has been involved in militant related activities in south Kashmir range and had come to Srinagar with the nefarious designs & was arrested before he could execute any militant attack.

Pertinent to mention that he was involved in throwing grenades twice on government forces, first time on a CRPF vehicle in Rajpora and on second time threw at CRPF/RR camp at Hawal, Rajpora Pulwama (FIR number 61/22 dated 14/08/2022 already registered ).

Besides throwing grenades he was involved in pasting posters on 26/03/2023 and 10/03/2023 of Lone wolf warrior. Several militancy crime cases have already been registered against him, he said.

A case vide FIR number 94/2023 under sections 13, 23 of ULAP Act and 7/25 of IA Act stands registered at Police Station Batamaloo, reads the statement. (GNS)

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