Al-Badr militant from Anantnag arrested in central Kashmir: Police

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SRINAGAR — Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday claimed to have arrested an active militant of Al-Badr outfit in Nagbal, Charar-i-Sharif area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district.

Police in a statement said that based on specific information about the presence of militants, Budgam Police along with 53RR and 181Bn CRPF launched a joint search operation in Nagbal village of Charar-i-Sharif.

During search, a recently joined militant linked with proscribed militant outfit Al-Badr was arrested, police said. He has been identified as Gulzar Ahmad Bhat, resident of Bathpora Arwani area of Anantnag.

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As per police, preliminary investigation revealed that the arrested militant was in close contact with the handlers of the proscribed Al-Badr across the border in Pakistan and also active militants of Al-Badr outfit in south Kashmir.

Arms & ammunition including one Chinese Pistol, one Pistol Magazine, 14 Pistol rounds, two AK Magazines, 58 AK rounds and incriminating materials of proscribed terror outfit Al-Badr were recovered from his possession.

In this regard, a case vide FIR No. 24/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered in Police Station Charar-i-Sharif and further investigation is in progress.

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