Militant associate arrested in JK’s Poonch, say officials

Poonch: Jammu and Kashmir police and Army on Tuesday busted a militant module of JK Ghaznavi Force (JKGF) and arrested a militant associate in Kirni area of Poonch.

Officials said that Police and Army carried out a joint search operation in Kirni area of Poonch. The team apprehended one person identified as Jahangir Ali, son of Wali Muhammad of Kirni Poonch.

During the search of his personal bag, two pistols, four Chinese grenades, 100 pistol rounds and 04 pistol magazines were recovered from his possession, they said.

“During the investigation, it came to fore that the accused was meant to hand over it to Basharat Khan of Surankote and Sheraz of Sangla Surankote. These two persons were also apprehended from different places,” they said.

It has come to the fore during the investigation that the trio is associates of JKGF and were given the task to carry out militant activities in JK particularly in Poonch.

In this connection, a case under FIR number 227/2021 has been lodged under relevant sections of the law, and investigation was taken up.


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