3 uncategorised militants arrested in Handwara, arms & ammo recovered: Police

Handwara, Aug 04 (KNS): Three uncategorised militants were arrested along with arms and ammunition in Handwara area of Kupwara district on Thursday, police said here. 

In a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), police said that joint parties of Police, Army 21 RR and 92 Bn CRPF were conducting naka checking at Fruit Mandi Crossing at Handwara. 

The statement reads that during checking, the joint parties apprehended 03 persons, who had attempted to flee the spot on seeing the checking parties.

It reads that on personal search arms and ammunition one Pistol, pistol magazine, seven pistol rounds and two grenades were recovered from their possession. 

It added that preliminary investigations have revealed that the individuals were tasked to carry out militant attacks in Handwara, cause loss of life and injuries to the public and to disrupt peace in the area. 

“The timely and swift action by the security forces has prevented the militants from carring out the attack. They have been identified as Manzoor Ahmed Kumar, S/o Aziz Kumar, Showkat Ahmed Bhat, S/o Mushtaq Ahmed, while name of third one was withheld until age is ascertained,” it reads. 

It reads that a case FIR No. 213/2022 u/s 13 UAPA and 7/25 Arms Act has been registered at Police Station Handwara and investigation had been initiated in this regard. (KNS)

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