Militant associate arrested for possessing live AK-47 bullets

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BARAMULLA — Police on Wednesday claimed that it arrested a militant associate and recovered 71 bullets from his possession in Singhpora Pattan area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Police in a handout said that the joint forces of Baramulla Police, Army 29 RR, and 2 Battalion SSB during Naka checking at Singhpora Pattan noticed a person wearing ‘Pheran’ coming from Matipora side. “On seeing the Naka party, (he) tried to flee from the spot but the alert party chased him and was apprehended tactfully.”

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The statement said that during his search, 71 live rounds of AK-47 were recovered, and he was taken into custody immediately.

Police said that during questioning, he identified himself as Ali Mohammad Bhat of Bonichakal Arampora, Pattan and working as a militant associate with the banned militant outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba.

Police said that a case under sections of Arms and ULA (P) Act stands registered in Police Station Pattan and an investigation has been set into motion.

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