Five arrested with material used for ‘making IEDs’ in Shopian

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SRINAGAR — Police have arrested five persons and claimed to have recovered material used for making Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) from Zainapora area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Tuesday night.

A police officer said that a special team of police in separate raids arrested five persons and recovered material used for making the explosive devices including IEDs.

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The officer identified the arrested persons as Aqib Nazir Rather son of Nazir Ahmad Rather of Awneera Shopian, Amir Nazir Wani son of Nazir Ahmad resident of Durpora Shopian, Sameer Mushtaq Bhat son of Mushtaq Ahmad Bhat of Shirmal Shopian, Faisal Farooq Bhat son of Farooq Ahmad Bhat of Moolu Chitragam, Shopian and Rayees Ahmad Ganie son of Mohammad Ayoub of Dangerpora Shopian.

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The officer said that a case under FIR number 39/2019 under section 16,18, 38, 39 Unlawful Activities (Prevention Act) has been registered and further investigations taken up.

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