Security forces apprehend militant associated with arms in Kupwara

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KUPWARA — In a swift operation less than 24 hours after a previous security manoeuvre, authorities in the border town of Kupwara apprehended another militant associate found in possession of arms and ammunition.

Sources disclosed to a Srinagar-based news agency that police detained Asif Mushtaq Wani, son of Mushtaq Ahmed Wani from Galizoo Kupwara, during a surprise checkpoint operation jointly conducted by Kupwara Police, PC Kupwara, 47 Rashtriya Rifles, and 162 Central Reserve Police Force near BEd college Dragmullah.

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According to reports, Wani attempted to evade capture upon noticing the presence of the joint security forces party, but was apprehended after a determined pursuit.

A subsequent search of the suspect led to the discovery of a Chinese-made pistol, along with one pistol magazine and six rounds of ammunition in his possession.

An official confirmed the incident, stating that a case FIR number 37/2024 has been registered under relevant sections of the law at Police Station Kupwara, with investigations currently underway.

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The arrest follows a similar operation on Thursday afternoon, during which security forces detained another militant associate in Gundimacher area of Kupwara.

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