BARAMULLA: Police on Wednesday claimed to have apprehended a militant associates in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district and also recovered a hand grenade on his disclosure.
Police said that on a reliable information that a youth Altaf Ahmed Bhat son of Ali Mohammad Bhat of Kanthpora, Sogam has come in contact with Hizbul Mujahideen militants and is being lured to join their ranks. However, anticipating that he might face the law for his unlawful actions, the youth absconded from his home. After strenuous efforts were made with cooperation from his family and police was successful in tracing and apprehending him.
During sustained questioning, it came to fore that he was in touch with recently killed Hizbul Mujahideen militant commander Hyder through social media while the latter was motivating him to join their ranks. He further disclosed that he is in possession of grenade which was given to him to be lobbed against security forces as a test for joining militant ranks.
On Tuesday, police along with army recovered the grenade hidden by him, from a nearby nalla in presence of magistrate. In this regard a case FIR no 126/2020 under section 7/25 Arms Act.13, 18, 39 UAPA has been registered against him at police station Sogam and further investigation is on.