Arms & ammunition recovered from hideout in Pulwama: Police


SRINAGAR — Police in Pulwama today claimed to have recovered arms & ammunition from a ‘hideout’ in Bellow village of Pulwama.

The development comes after a formal case was registered on Friday after combined government forces claimed to have busted a hideout in a shop owned by a top government official in southern Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

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From Bellow village of Pulwama, the Naib Tehsildar Nazir Ahmad Wani’s family members, however, contested the police claim and said it is “bereft of reality.”

The hideout is claimed to have been busted inside a shop
The hideout is claimed to have been busted inside a shop

The police today issued a statement which read, “On a credible input, a cordon and search operation was launched by Pulwama Police, 44 RR and CRPF 182/183 Bn at Bellow Dhargund in the jurisdiction of PS Rajpora.”

“During the search in the area, the joint team busted a hideout in a shop belonging to one person identified as Nazir Ahmad Wani son of Abdul Ahad Wani, resident of Bellow Dhargund. The joint team were able to recover incriminating materials including huge quantity of arms and ammunition from the hideout,” the statement added.

It further said, “Officers during the course of investigation learnt about Nazir’s involvement in providing logistic support to the terrorists. He also revealed that he is a Government employee and is presently posted as Naib Tehsildar in Tehsil Pulwama.”

“Accordingly, Police have registered a case FIR No. 39/2020 under relevant Sections of law in Police Station Rajpora and initiated further investigation into the matter,” it said.

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