SRINAGAR — Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday claimed to have arrested three uncategorised militants at Handwara in North Kashmir and recovered arms and ammunition from their possession.
According to police statement, “joint parties of Police, Army 21 RR and 92 Bn CRPF were conducting naka checking at Fruit Mandi Crossing at Handwara. During checking, the joint parties apprehended 03 persons, who had attempted to flee the spot on seeing the checking parties.”
The statement said that “on personal search, the following arms and ammunition including one pistol, one pistol magazine, seven pistol rounds, and two grenades were recovered from their possession.”
The statement further said that “the arrested militants have been identified as Manzoor Ahmed Kumar son of Aziz Kumar, a resident of Sagipora, Showkat Ahmed Bhat son of Mushtaq Ahmed, a resident of Khanu Babagund, and name withheld until age ascertained.”
The statement added, “preliminary investigations have revealed that the individuals were tasked to carry out terror attacks in Handwara, cause loss of life and injuries to the public and to disrupt peace in the area,” adding that “the timely and swift action by the security forces has prevented the militants from carring out the attack.”
“In relation to this, FIR No. 213/2022 u/s 13 UAPA and 7/25 Arms Act has been registered at Police Station Handwara and investigation initiated”, the statement ends. — (KIMS)