Major tragedy averted as Jammu police recovers AK rifle, arms from Kashmir-bound car at Narwal; 2 arrested

Jammu: Major tragedy was averted as Jammu police recovered AK rifle, arms from a Kashmir-bound Car at Narwal Naka and arrested 2 youth thus busting a militant module.

As per details, based on a reliable input regarding movement of militants with automatic weapons in Narwal area heading towards Srinagar, a team of SOG Jammu laid a special check-point at Narwal area at about 1730 hrs. During vehicle checking in the area, SOG team signaled a white coloured Alto car (JK18A 9967) to stop, but it tried to escape check-point (Naka). Observing the suspicious movement, SOG team immediately chased the vehicle and apprehended it with two suspects onboard namely Raees Ahmad Dar, son of Ghulam Hassan Dar, resident of Churath, Qazigund and Subzar Ahmad Sheikh, son of Ghulam Ahmad Sheikh, resident of Ashmuji, Kulgam.

On checking of a bag in possession of Rayees, SOF team recovered one AK series rifle, one pistol, two magazines of AK series, 60 AK-rounds and 15 pistol rounds. On this, a case vide FIR No. 359/20 under Sections 120-B, 121, 121-A, 122 of IPC, 7/25 of A.Act, 18, 20, 38 & 39 of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) 1967, was registered at Police Station Bahu Fort and investigation has been taken up.

It is pertinent to mention that Raees Ahmad Dar has a previous history of involvement in militant activities, having 4 cases registered against him. Initial investigation revealed that he is working for TRF. The role of his associate is also being ascertained as there seems an apprehension of a militant attack at some place. More arrests are likely in this regard as Kashmir-based militant supporter has revealed some names, following which Police conducted raids at some places, which were continue till filing of report. Jammu police is investigating case to unearth complete network of associates providing support to militant activities.

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