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Pistol, two grenades recovered in Kupwara

KUPWARA: A pistol and two grenades besides other ammunition were recovered by security forces from a house at Panjtaran Karnah in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, officials said.

“Based on specific information regarding possession of illegal arms and ammunition concealed by one Rafaqat Hussain Shah son of Syed Akbar Shah resident of Panjtaran Karnah in his house, a joint search operation was launched by Police and (army’s) 6-JAKRIF,” police said in a statement.

“During a search operation, a pistol and other ammunition were recovered from the house. The recoveries include one Pistol, 02 Pistol Magazines, 16 Pistol ammunitions, two Hand Grenades, and two Detonators,” it said, adding, “However taking advantage of the darkness the accused managed to escape.

A manhunt has been launched to arrest him”. Police said that a case under relevant sections of law has been registered and an investigation was taken up.


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