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‘Weapon recovered’: Day after snatching rifle from JK bank guard in Tral, youth arrested, says police

Srinagar: Police on Sunday claimed to have recovered a 12 bore rifle snatched from a JK Bank Guard in Dadrsa area of Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district and said it arrested the snatcher ‘within 30 hours’.

In a statement, Police said that during the course of the investigation of weapon snatching case which took place on September 19, 2020, at Dadsara Awantipora, two youth were identified during video footage analysis to have committed the weapon snatching act.

Among these two identified youth, one has been arrested and the snatched 12 bore rifle of the said case has been recovered this afternoon from the school premises of the village Dadsara.

Another identified accused is evading arrest, police said, adding the role of the third person, if any, is being ascertained.

Earlier on September 19, 2020, Police had said: “at about 10:50 hours two masked youth entered Jammu and Kashmir Bank Dadsara and attacked the private security guard of G Active Security service with an axe and snatched his 12 bore rifle”.

 

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