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Militant associate arrested in Baramulla, says police

Baramulla: Police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested a militant associate affiliated with The Resistance Front in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

In a statement, police said that “based on specific input that there will be some movement of militants/OGWs on Baramulla-Handwara highway, a joint NAKA comprising of Police Baramulla & SF was established near Jehlum Stadium within the  jurisdiction of Police station Baramulla”.

At about 1800 hours, a Maruti Alto car bearing No JK05G 1675 was moving from Baramulla towards Handwara, police said adding on seeing the checkpost, the driver tried to flee.

This action seemed suspicious to the forces personnel and they stopped the car. On spot frisking and physical search, cash 13,000 was recovered from the person. On searching the car three grenades were recovered which were hidden in a bag full of charcoal.

During on the spot questioning, police said “he revealed his name Asif Gull, son of Ghulam Mohd Alwaie. He also revealed that he was working as OGW for TRF which is an offshoot of Lashkar-e-Toiba outfit”.

He also revealed that he was in contact with one local militant Abid presently at PoK. He was also in contact of [email protected], Usman (FT)  and Inayatullah and also arranged logistic for them, police said.

In this regard case FIR no 218/2020 stands registered in police station Baramulla and further investigation has been taken up, reads the statement issued to news agency GNS.

 

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