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Militant associate arrested in Anantnag along with arms and ammunition: Police


SRINAGAR: Security forces in Anantnag on Thursday claimed to have arrested one militant associate along with arms and ammunition.

Police in a statement said, “Today at around 1330 hrs, on the basis of specific information regarding movement of one militant associate, police Party of Anantnag Police and party of  3rd Rashtriya Rifles laid a Naka at Hutmara sandoz crossing”.

One suspected individual approached the Naka party from Chak Hassan Abad. On seeing the Naka party the suspect started fleeing away in opposite direction, the police said.

The party assessed the situation and displayed extreme restraint and fire control in not opening fire. The security forces chased and overpowered the suspect, preventing him from opening fire and thus apprehended him, it added.

“On searching the individual one Pistol and one magazine and six live rounds were recovered which was planned to be used for targeted killing. The militant associate was identified as Fazial Ah Wagay S/o Mushtaq Ah Wagay R/o Chak Hassan Abad, Hutmara Anantnag”, the statement reads.

In this regard Case FIR No 78/2022 U/S 7/25 Arms Act 16,18,39 UAPA registered in Police Station Mattan, Anantnag and further investigation is going on, police said.


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