‘Newly-joined militant arrested in Budgam; Arms, ammunition recovered’

Srinagar, Apr 24:  Police in Budgam Saturday claimed to have arrested a newly joined militant with arms and ammunition. The arrested militant, it said, belongs to Al-Badr outfit.

A police official said that on receipt of specific information about presence of militants, Budgam Police along with 53RR and 181Bn CRPF launched a joint search operation in village Nagbal of Chrar-i-Sharif.

During searches, a recently joined militant identified as one Gulzar Ahmad Bhat resident of Bathpora Arwani Anantnag, linked with Al-Badr outfit was arrested, the official said.

“Upon interrogation, arms and ammunition including one each of Chinese Pistol, Pistol Magazine besides 14 Pistol rounds, 02 AK Magazine, 58 AK rounds and incriminating materials of parent outfit Al-Badr were recovered from the possession of arrested militant”, the official said.

“A case FIR number 24/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered in Police Station Chrar-i-Sharif and further investigation is in progress”, the official added.

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