Missing rifle of bank guard, grenades and ammo recovered; 3 held: Police

Srinagar:  Two youth were arrested after a bank security guard’s “missing” rifle was recovered from their possession while another was arrested for the possession of a grenade and ammunition, police said.

“On the intervening night of March 11/12, police Shopian arrested two youths of village Kumdalan village. During questioning, a 12 bore rifle which was missing from J&K bank guard Kumdalan on 6-3-2019 was recovered from their possession,” a police officer said.

Both the accused persons have been taken into custody, he said.

In another incident,  during cordon-and-search operation at Badroo Yaripora, a joint team of army and Special Operations Group arrested Mohammad Ayoub Rather and recovered a grenade, UBGL shell, eight rounds of AK and seven rounds of pistol from his possession, the police officer said.

A case FIR number 15/2019 under section 7/25 was registered in police station Yaripora, the officer said. (GNS)

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