Weapon snatching plan foiled, 8 associates of militants held: Police

Srinagar: Police on Monday claimed to have foiled a weapon snatching conspiracy by arresting eight associates of militants in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

“Based on a credible input that a criminal conspiracy has been hatched by some associates of militants to snatch weapons from on-duty police personnel, Baramulla police has detained eight (08) militant accomplices from Baramulla, Tangmarg and Srinagar areas,” a police spokesman said in a statement.

Consequently, a case FIR No. 102/2018 under section 18, 38 UA (P) Act was registered in Police Station Tangmarg and further investigation was initiated in the mater, the spokesman said.

During the course of the investigation, incriminating materials including arms and ammunition were recovered from them, he added.

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