Jammu & Kashmir

Man held with arms, ammunition in north Kashmir: Police

Srinagar Jail. [FPK File Photo/Vikar Syed]

Srinagar: Police on Monday claimed to have arrested a person along with arms and ammunition in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

In a statement, the police said that in a joint action by Kupwara Police and Army, a man has been arrested along with arms and ammunition in his possession from Karnah area.

“Acting on specific information, armed forces conducted a search of the house of one Mohd Shafi Sheikh son of Ali Aksar Sheikh of Hajitra Karnah. On questioning, Shafi revealed that he has concealed some arms and ammunition in a sewing machine in his house,” the statement said.

The statement further stated that on Shafi’s disclosure 01 pistol, 02 pistol magazines, 11 pistol rounds and 02 live grenades were recovered during the search and he was taken into custody.

A case under relevant provisions of law has been registered against Mohd Shafi Sheikh and investigations taken up. It’s pertinent to mention that Mohd Shafi Sheikh is already facing trial in a similar case charge-sheeted against him in the year 2021. More arrests are expected in the case, reads the statement.


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