Baramulla, May 6: Baramulla police on Friday claimed to have arrested a ‘hybrid’ militant and an associate in Hilltop Cheradari area of the district in northern Kashmir.
Police in a statement, said that joint forces of Baramulla Police, Army 46 RR, 53 Bn CRPF and 2nd Bn SSB established routine MVCP near Hilltop Cheradari Baramulla.
“During checking, the party observed movement of two unknown persons who were coming towards Cheradari,” police said, adding that on seeing search party, the duo tried to flee from the spot.
However, both the individuals were tactfully apprehended.
They have been identified as Ashiq Hossain Lone, son of Ghulam Nabi Lone of Hyder Mohalla Ushkara Baramulla and Uzair Amin Ganie, son of Muhammad Amin Ganie of Kanthbagh Baramulla.
“On personal search one pistol, one pistol magazine, eight live rounds of 9 mm pistol and two HE 36 grenades were recovered from the possession of Ashiq Hussain Lone while as two UBGL grenades were recovered from the possession of Uzair Amin Ganie,” police said.
“It is pertinent to mention here that these militants obtained these illegal arms ammunition with intent to carry out militant activities in Baramulla and its adjacent areas,” police said, adding that a case under sections of Arms & UA (P) Acts stands registered in Police Station Baramulla and investigation taken up.
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