Driver of the vehicle carrying militants killed in Baramulla arrested, say cops

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday said that the driver carrying the militants killed in Baramulla in northern Kashmir has been arrested.

A police spokesperson in a statement said that at about 1:30 pm a Scorpio vehicle bearing registration number JK 01 L5792 coming from Srinagar was signaled to stop at Naka near Kralhar, Baramulla manned by a joint team of Police and paramilitary forces.

“While being checked two militants boarding the vehicle fired upon forces party. In the brief exchange of fire both the militants got killed and one policeman received minor injuries,” the statement said.

“The following Arms ammunition was recovered from the possession of killed militants. AK Series Rife 01 No, AK Magzine 01  No, UBGL  01 No, Pistol (Chinese) 02 Nos, Pistol Magazines 06 Nos, AK rounds. 19 Nos, Pistol rounds 52, Grenade 03 Nos, UBGL Grenade -02 Nos,” said police spokesman.

“Case FIR No 176/2008 registered in Police Station Baramulla and investigation taken up,” he said.

“Driver of the vehicle has been arrested and the vehicle has been seized,” said police spokesman in a statement.

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