Lolab resident planning to join militancy arrested, grenade recovered: J&K Police

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir police Friday claimed to have arrested a person who was planning to join a militant outfit.

A police official said that during naka checking Police in Kupwara intercepted an individual and upon search seized one grenade and other incriminating material from him.

The person was identified as Muhammad Aslam Beigh, son of Nazir Ahmad Beigh, a resident of Maidanpora Lolab.

“The individual has been taken into custody and preliminary investigation suggests that the individual was planning to join a militant outfit, and along with other militants was planning an attack in Kupwara area. Initial investigation revealed that he was motivated to turn to militancy through social media by entities based in Pakistan,” the police official said.

A case FIR No. 6/2019 under relevant sections has been registered in police station Kupwara in this matter.

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