Army arrests minor student in Poonch with pistol

Poonch: Army on Tuesday apprehended a 17-year-old student and recovered a pistol from his possession from Mendhar area of this district while he was on way to Kashmir valley to join militant ranks.

The youth, a student of government degree college Surankote, had come to Medhar from Surankote and was going to Kashmir to join the militant ranks, defence sources told GNS.

The minor student whose name can’t be disclosed as juvenile law prohibits was apprehended by the army’s 37 and 16 Rashtriya Rifles on specific information. He was apprehended while he was travelling in a cab. A pistol and some rounds were recovered from his possession, the sources said.

The army has also apprehended his father, a teacher by profession, for further investigation, they said.

“The youth is being handed over to police station Gursai for further investigation,”  the sources said.

 

-Reader Desk

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