Srinagar, Apr 26: Jammu and Kashmir Police alongwith Army have arrested a militant associate of JeM in Sopore, a police spokesman said on Wednesday.
Incriminating materials and one hand grenade have been recovered from his possession, police said.
“Acting on specific information, a joint MVCP was established by Police & Army (52RR) at Hygam near railway crossing bridge in the jurisdiction of police station Tarzoo,” police said.
During search, one suspected person was intercepted who tried to flee from the spot but was apprehended tactfully by the alert joint party. During search, Incriminating materials and a hand grenade were recovered from his possession. He has been identified as Farooq Ahmad Wani son of Ab Rashid Wani resident of Wagoob Hygam, police said.
During preliminary investigation, it came to fore that he was working as militant associate for JeM and was in a constant search of an opportunity to carry out militant attacks on security forces and civilians including outside employees.
Accordingly, police said that a case under FIR number 40/2023 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Tarzoo and further investigation has been initiated, police said.
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