Srinagar, Aug 19 : Jammu and Kashmir police on Friday claimed to have arrested three hybrid militants in Handwara area of Kupwara district and also recovered arms and ammunition from them.
According to a statement, issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) on August 04, joint parties of Police, Army 21 RR and 92 Bn CRPF had arrested 03 hybrid militants in Handwara and recovered arms and ammunition from them.
The statement reads that FIR No. 213/2022 u/s 13 UAPA and 7/25 Arms Act had been registered at Police Station Handwara and investigation was initiated.
It reads that based on leads developed during investigation, the role of two more individuals emerged in the conspiracy to carry out militant acts namely Aijaz Ahmad Bhat @ Hilal, S/o Khazir Mohd Bhat of Humpora and Naseer Ahmad Mir, S/o Mohd Ramzan of Sagipora
“They have been arrested and based on their disclosure, a cache of arms and ammunition has been recovered by a joint team of Jammu and Kashmir Police, Army 21RR and 92 Bn CRPF. The recovery includes 02 Pistols, 04 pistol magazines and 58 pistol rounds, and 06 grenades,” it added.
As per the statement further investigation in the matter is underway.