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.”
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.