Srinagar: A week after going missing in Kulgam, a Special Police Officer (SPO) was arrested along with an AK-47 rifle in south Kashmir district on Tuesday.
Official sources said that SPO Zakir Ahmad Malik (No 967/K) son of Mohammad Sikander Malik of Hangir was arrested along with the rifle, one magazine and 24 rounds.
He had deserted along with an AK 47 weapon, one magazine and 30 rounds from police station Frisal on December 22.
A senior police officer confirmed the arrest and said that further investigations are underway. (GNS)