Srinagar: Government forces on Friday arrested a militant from Juktiyal area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
The militant believed to be a non local was injured in a gunfight that claimed 10 lives including five militants, three soldiers and two policemen at Check Fateh Khan of Haihama last month.
The militant had reportedly escaped in injured state from the forests of Check Fateh Khan where gunfight lasted for two days.
The militant was apprehended during a cordon and search operation at Turshan area of Juktiyal.
A police officer confirmed the militant arrest to GNS and said that a radio set has been recovered from his possession. However, no weapon was recovered from the arrested militant.