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Militant associate held in Awantipora, says police

A deployment of armed forces personnel. [FPK File Photo/ Qayoom Khan]

Srinagar: Police on Saturday claimed to have arrested a militant associate of Jaish-i-Muhammad outfit along with a grenade in south Kashmir’s Awantipora.

In a statement, the police said that Awantipora Police along with Army 55 RR and CRPF 185 Bn arrested one militant associate of outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad from Awantipora area involved in providing shelter, support, logistics, and assisting militants in their ferry from one place to another besides aiding in transporting arms/ammunition of militants, as well as passing sensitive information regarding movement of armed forces to the militants of outfit JeM.

The police spokesman identified the arrested militant associate as Umer Farooq Bhat, son of Farooq Ahmad Bhat, a resident of Renzipora Awantipora.

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