LeT militant arrested in Budgam

Police arrests missing youth with arms & ammunition in Pulwama


SRINAGAR, Jan 20: Security forces on Thursday arrested a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant in Budgam district and seized arms and ammunition from his possession, police said.
A police official said security forces launched a search operation in the Chadoora area of Budgam in the morning after learning about the presence of an ultra there.
He said during the operation, an active terrorist affiliated with proscribed terror outfit LeT was apprehended.
The official identified him as Jehangir Ahmad Naikoo, a resident of Memandar in Shopian.
Incriminating material, arms and ammunition including a pistol, two pistol magazines and 16 pistol rounds, was seized from his possession, he said.
A case has been registered and further investigation initiated, the official said.
However, a terrorist who went missing a few days ago has been arrested in a joint operation of Pulwama police, Indian Army and Central Reserve Police Force with ammunition in Pachahar Rajpora of Pulwama district, informed police on Thursday.
Rahil Showkat Dar, a resident of Drabgam Pulwama Rajpora, was apprehended after he was found roaming suspiciously near a security checkpoint. "A joint naka (checkpoint) laid by the teams of Pulwama Police, 44 Rashtriya Rifles and 183 battalion of CRPF at Pachahar Rajpora Pulwama intercepted one youth found roaming in a suspicious manner. On being challenged, he tried to flee from the Naka and also attempted to fire upon the Naka party," reads the official statement.
"The youth, however, was tactfully apprehended and during the body search one, Pistol and several rounds of ammunition were recovered from his possession," it added.
An FIR has been lodged under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and Arms Act in Rajpora Police Station.

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