Man arrested with arms

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Oct 17: Security forces today arrested a man along with arms and ammunition in Karnah area of North Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
A police official said that in a joint action by Kupwara Police and Army arrested a man along with arms and ammunition from Karnah area.

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“Acting on a specific information, a police team led by Incharge PP Taad ASI Muneer Ahmad along with local Army unit 3/8 GR conducted a search of the house of one Mohammad Shafi Sheikh son of Ali Aksar Sheikh, resident of Hajitra Karnah,” the official added.
“On questioning, Shafi revealed that he has concealed some arms and ammunition in a sewing machine in his house. On Shafi’s disclosure, one pistol, two pistol magazines, 11 pistol rounds and two live grenades were recovered during the search and he was taken into custody,” the official said, adding that case under relevant provisions of law has been registered against Mohammad Shafi Sheikh and investigations taken up.
“It’s pertinent to mention that Sheikh is already facing trial in a similar case charge sheeted against him in the year 2021 case. More arrests are expected in the case,” he added.