2 JeM Militant associates held in Awantipora, Arms Ammo recovered: Police

Srinagar: Police on Friday said that it arrested two Jash-e-Mohammad Militant associates along with a huge cache of arms and ammunition in Awantipora district.

In a statement issued to Kashmir Scroll the police said Based on a specific input, an operation was carried out on 04/05/23 by joint parties of J&K police, 42 RR, 03 RR & 180 Bn CRPF leading to arrest of 02 terrorist associates namely Bashir Ahmad and Gulzar Ahmad residents of Tral Awantipora.

On whose disclosure, the following recoveries were made:

  • 1. AK-56. 01 No.
  • 2. AK Magazine – 01 No.
  • 3. AK live Rounds – 56 Nos.
  • 4. Pistol- 04 No’s
  • 5. Pistol Magazines- 06 No’s
  • 6. Pistol live Rounds-24 No’s

In this regard, a case FIR U/S of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), Explosive Substances Act and Arms Act stands registered in Police Station Tral and investigation taken up.

The timely arrest with arms and ammunition has averted terrorist attacks like targeted killings in Awantipora/ adjoining areas, as well as avoided the nefarious designs of JeM to recruit young boys for their illegal/Unlawful Activities reads the statement—(KS)