Militant Associate held along with Grenade in Awantipora: Police

Srinagar, January 22: Police on Saturday claimed to have arrested a militant associate of Jaish-i-Muhammad outfit along with a grenade in South Kashmir’s Awantipora.

In a statement, the police said that Awantipora Police along with Army 55 RR and CRPF 185 Bn “arrested one militant associate of outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad from Awantipora area involved in providing shelter, support, logistics and assisting militants in their ferry from one place to another besides aiding in transporting arms/ammunition of militants, as well as passing sensitive information regarding movement of Police/Security forces to the militants of outfit JeM”.

The police spokesman identified arrested militant associate as Umer Farooq Bhat son of Farooq Ahmad Bhat resident of Renzipora Awantipora.

Incriminating material including hand grenade has been recovered from the arrested militant associate. A Case F.I.R number 07/2022 stands registered against the said arrested terror associate in Police Station Awantipora under relevant sections of the law, reads the statement.

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