Police arrest five youth in south Kashmir, claim recovery of material used for ‘making IEDs’

Police arrest five youth in south Kashmir, claim recovery of material used for ‘making IEDs’

Srinagar: Police have arrested five persons and claimed to have recovered material used for making Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) from Zainapora area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district Tuesday night.

A police officer told Kashmir Reader that a special team of police in separate raids arrested the five persons and recovered an IED.

The officer said that a case under FIR number 39/2019 under section 16,18, 38, 39 Unlawful Activities (Prevention Act) has been registered and further investigations taken up.

The officer identified the arrested persons as Aqib Nazir Rather son of Nazir Ahmad Rather of Awneera Shopian; Amir Nazir Wani son of Nazir Ahmad of Durpora Shopian; Sameer Mushtaq Bhat son of Mushtaq Ahmad Bhat of Shirmal Shopian; Faisal Farooq Bhat son of Farooq Ahmad Bhat of Moolu Chitragam, Shopian; and Rayees Ahmad Ganie son of Muhammad Ayoub of Dangerpora Shopian.