Srinagar: A militant associate was on Monday arrested with AK-47 and other ammunition in the Keegam area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district.

An official told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that based on input received regarding the presence of militants in Daramdora Keegam Shopian, a joint team of forces including Shopian Police and 44 RR launched Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in the area.

He said that during the search operation, an OGW of Lashkar-e-Toiba outfit identified as Tanveer Ahmad Wani, son of Bashir Ahmad Wani of Daramdora village in Shopian district was arrested.

He said one AK-47, one magazine, 10 AK rounds and one bag was recovered from his possession.

He said that a case in this regard has been registered and further investigation has been taken up—(KNO)