JeM militant arrested in Handwara: Police

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Police on Monday said to have arrested a Jash-e-Mohammad militant alongwith a pistol in Handwara area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

“Today on 21.02.2022 upon a specific  input regarding the  movement of militant in Rajwar area, police along with 21 RR, and 92 Bn CRPF  established a joint Naka  at sultanpora Bridge at Zachaldara Rajwar Handwara,” a police spokesperson.

He said while conducting the search of pedestrians and vehicles, one suspected person on seeing the naka party tried to conceal his presence and tried to flee from the spot  who was tactfully apprehended by the naka party.”

He said that on his personal search, the spokesperson said, one Pistol with Magazine and five pistol rounds were recovered.

“During preliminary questioning he disclosed his name as Ubaid Bashir Wani son of Bashir Ahmed Wani of Maidanpora Lolab Kupwara,” the spokesperson said.

“He revealed that he has come here to carry out attack in the area,” he said.

“Being a hybrid (militant) of JeM organization he was working on the direction of his Pakistan handlers across the border.”

He said a case (FIR 42 /2022) registered under section 7/25 under Indian Arms Act in police station Handwara and investigation taken up. (GNS)

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