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SRINAGAR — Police on Wednesday initiated the process of attaching the house of a militant following recovery of arms and ammunition in Shopian district of south Kashmir, while his father and three brothers were arrested for harbouring him.

Additional Director General of Police Kashmir Vijay Kumar confirmed that the house belonging to one Adil Wani is being attached under relevant sections of law.

On Tuesday evening, the police said they zeroed in and engaged militants in Shopian’s Kutpora area but they managed to escape the cordon.

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During the search operation, arms and ammunition were concealed in the upper story of the Wani’s house, prompting the authorities to place his father and three brothers under arrest besides initiating the process of attaching their house.

Earlier on Tuesday, police said a preliminary investigation suggested that a local militant, identified as Adil Ahmad Wani of Kutpora village of Shopian, was behind the killing of Sunil Kumar in an orchard of Chotigam village in Shopian.

Wani was identified by eyewitnesses and Sunil Kumar’s cousin as the person who fired indiscriminately at him and his brother while they were working in the apple orchard.

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