Handwara: Police on Thursday said that three uncategorised militants were on Thursday arrested in a joint action by police with other security forces in Handwara and incriminating materials including arms and ammunition were also recovered from their possession.
In a statement issued here on Thursday said that police along with Army (21RR) and CRPF (92Bn) at a checkpoint established at Fruit Mandi Crossing Handwara intercepted three persons who on seeing the checking party tried to flee from the spot but were apprehended tactfully and identified as Manzoor Ahmed Kumar son of Aziz Kumar resident of Sagipora and Showkat Ahmed Bhat son of Mushtaq Ahmed resident of Khanu Babagund, Stating therein further that the identification of the third arrested militant has been withheld as his age is being verified.
Stating that during personal searches of the above named detained militants incriminating materials, arms & ammunition including 01 Pistol, 01 Pistol Magazine, 07 Pistol rounds and 2 grenades were recovered from their possession, Police in it’s statement further said “ preliminary investigation revealed that the arrested trio was tasked to carry out militant attacks in Handwara and cause loss of life and injuries to the public and disrupt peace in the area”, stating therein further that “the timely and swift action by the joint team has prevented the militants from carrying out the mischievous activities”.
In the concluding para of the above referred statement, Police said that a case vide FIR No. 213/2022 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Handwara and investigation has been initiated.