Congress member held for ‘ferrying militants’ in Shopian

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SRINAGAR — Police on Thursday formally arrested a Congress member on charges of ferrying militants in Shopian district of south Kashmir.

A senior police officer said that the member, advocate Gowhar Ahmad Wani of Imamsahib Shopian, who was allegedly held while ferrying militants on December 7, has been arrested by Shopian police.

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“In this connection, a case under UAPA has been registered at Police Station Imamsahib, Shopian,” the police officer said.

Official sources said that security forces had inputs that militants were traveling in a car and when 44 RR of Army intercepted it at Baba Khader Rampura Chowk in Trenz area on December 7, the militants escaped and left vehicle near Pargachoo.

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They said that Gowhar had jumped out of the vehicle when the car was intercepted and said that he was a victim. “Gowhar was later questioned and was formally arrested today,” they added.

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