JeM Militant Associate Held in Sopore: Police

Srinagar: Police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested a militant associate of Jash-e-Mohammad’s outfit in North Kashmir’s Sopore.

In a handout to GNS, the police said that it along with the Army have arrested a militant associate of proscribed militant outfit JeM in Sopore. Incriminating materials and one hand grenade have been recovered from his possession.

According to police spokesman, acting on specific information, a joint MVCP was established by Police & Army (52RR) at Hygam near the railway crossing bridge in the jurisdiction of police station Tarzoo. During the search, one suspected person was intercepted who tried to flee from the spot but was apprehended tactfully by the alert joint party. During search, Incriminating materials and a hand grenade were recovered from his possession. He has been identified as Farooq Ahmad Wani son of Ab Rashid Wani resident of Wagoob Hygam.

During preliminary investigation, it came to force that he was working as terrorist associate for proscribed militant outfit JeM and was in a constant search of an opportunity to carry out militant attacks on security forces and civilians including outside employees, he said.

Accordingly, a case FIR No. 40/2023 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Tarzoo and further investigation has been initiated, reads the statement.(GNS)