Pulwama, Jan 20: Police on Thursday claimed to have arrested a militant associate in Rajpora area of Pulwama district.
An official said that a joint naka laid by the teams of Pulwama Police, 44 RR and 183 Bn CRPF at Pachahar Rajpora Pulwama intercepted one youth found roaming in a suspicious manner.
He said that on being challenged, he tried to flee from the naka and also attempted to fire upon the naka party.
He added that the youth, however, was tactfully apprehended and during the bodily search one Pistol and several rounds of ammunition were recovered from his possession.
He said that the youth has been identified as Rahil Showkat Dar S/O Showkat Ahmad Dar R/O Drabgam Pulwama Rajpora.
He further added that the said youth had gone missing a few days ago and a missing report stands lodged at Police Station Rajpora.
To this effect FIR No 04/2022, U/S 307IPC.7/25 Arms act P/S Rajpora has been registered and further investigation taken up, he said.