Pulwama youth who joined Al-Badr militant outfit last month arrested in Handwara, says police

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Suhail Khan

Srinagar, Nov 2: Police on Friday claimed to have arrested a militant of Al-Badr Mujahideen outfit in Handwara area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of police North Kashmir, Atul Kumar Goel told GNS that a joint naka was established at Chutipora area of Handwara today in the morning following the “credible inputs” about the movement of the militants.

During the naka, a vehicle was searched and one suspected was apprehended, DIG said, adding that during frisking one Chinese pistol and two hand grenades were recovered from his possession.

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An investigation into the instant case has been immediately launched and the arrested person has been identified as Sajad Ahmad Dar son of Abdul Hamid Dar, a resident of Bungam, Rahmoo village in southern Pulwama district.

“Sajad had joined Al-Badr militant outfit on October 3 last month,” DIG said.

A case has been registered and further investigations initiated in this matter, DIG added.

Pertinently, Sajad, a first-year student of Bachelors in Lab Technician at college in New Delhi, had gone missing since October 3 and later his family lodged a missing report in the concerned police station. (GNS)

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