Jammu: Police on Sunday claimed to have arrested a militant of the Islamic State of Jammu and Kashmir in Jhajar Kotli area of Jammu district.
Officials said that the Special Operation Group (SOG), of Jammu and Kashmir Police, arrested one militant of the listed militant outfit, Islamic State of Jammu and Kashmir (ISJK), with one pistol, 8 rounds and cash worth rupees 1 lac 13 thousand.
They added that on the basis of specific input, SOG Jammu laid a Naka at Jhajjar Kotli. During checking of vehicles at around 1900 hours, one person tried to flee from the spot and was chased and apprehended from whom huge cash, bone pistol and 8 rounds were recovered concealed in a bag he was carrying.
During the enquiry, the accused has been identified as Malik Umaid @Abdullah son of Abdul Rashid Malik resident of Yaripora, Kulgam who had received a delivery of weapon and cash to further carry out a “militant strike” in JK, officials said.
During the initial investigation, it has been found that the arrested militant was in touch with more operatives of the ISJK module. Further investigation of the case is in progress, added the official.