Militant associate arrested in Baramulla, says Police

Relatives of inmates wait outside Srinagar central jail to meet their kin. [FPK Photo/Vikar Syed]

Srinagar: Police on Saturday claimed to have arrested an Over Ground Worker (OGW) of Lashkar-e-Toiba outfit in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

In a statament the police said that “joint Parties of Baramulla Police headed by SHO Police Sheeri, Army 161 TA and 53 Bn CRPF arrested an OGW of TRF/ LET outfit alongwith one hand grenade, two Pistol magazines and 16 live rounds at Kitchama”.

They identified arrested OGW as Farooq Ahmad Malik son of Ghulam Mohd Malik resident of Kitchama.

“It is pertinent to mention here that the said individual is OGW of active militant namely Hilal Ahmad Sheikh resident of Shrakwara Kreeri. Case under sections of Indian Arms Act and UA (P) Act Stands Registered against them in Police Station Sheeri and investigation set in motion,” reads the statement.

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