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JAMMU — After 14 days of hectic efforts to trace militants involved in the exchange of firing at Basantgarh area of Udhampur district, Jammu and Kashmir Police have arrested one suspect, who has allegedly provided logistic support to the militants.

The suspect has been identified as Javed, son of Muhammad Hussain of Loha Nathi area of Kathua.

Police have also released sketches of five militants involved in the militant activity.

In a statement issued to the news agency KNO, Police said that the force has gained some credible information on the movement of suspects and has zeroed in on some unscrupulous elements that have marked proclivities towards the act of crime.

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“The police, in consequence, arrested Javed who has evidence stacked against him for providing logistic support to the terrorists,” police claimed.

Since the encounter on April 27, the police of three districts including Udhampur, Kathua and Doda have laid cordon and search operations to track down militants and the operation is still going on.

During the encounter in Panara village, a VDG member Muhammad Shafi was killed.

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