Srinagar, Feb 21: Police today arrested a Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militant from Handwara area of Kupwara district.
An official said that based on specific input regarding movement of a militant in Rajwar area of Handwara, Police along with 21RR and 92Bn CRPF established a special joint checkpoint/Naka near Sultanpora Bridge at Zachaldara Rajwar Handwara.
“During checking of pedestrians and vehicles, one suspect on noticing the joint security forces tried to conceal his presence and flee from spot but was apprehended tactfully by the alert party. He was identified as Ubaid Bashir Wani son of Bashir Ahmed Wani, resident of Maidan Pora Lolab Kupwara”, the official said.
Police said incriminating materials, arms and ammunition including one pistol with magazine and 5 pistol rounds were recovered from his possession.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the accused is a hybrid militant of JeM and was working on the direction of his Pakistan handlers across the border. He also confessed that he was in the area to carry out an attack”, Police said.
Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 42/2022 registered under relevant sections of law in Police Station Handwara and further investigation is in progress.