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Militant associates held


Srinagar, Feb 15: A militant associate was arrested in Kupwara district, police said on Thursday.

The arrest was made by a joint naka laid by Kupwara Police, Army's 28 RR, and the CRPF's 162 battalion at Gundimacher Bridge.

“During naka checking, a suspicious movement of one person carrying a white-colored bag who was coming from Lalpora towards Gundmacher was observed. Acting swiftly, the police party and security forces apprehended him tactfully as the said person tried to flee from the spot,” a police statement said.

During preliminary questioning, the arrested disclosed his name as Rafeeq Ahmad Ganie of Lalpora Sheikhpora, they said.

Police said during the search of the bag, a pistol, a magazine, ten pistol rounds, and two hand grenades were recovered.

The said person was arrested on the spot.

A case under sections 7/25 A Act, 13, 18, 23, and 39 ULA (P) was registered at Police Station Lalpora, and an investigation was set into motion.

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