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Kupwara resident held with arms & ammunition


Security forces arrested a resident of a Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir with arms and ammunition, police said Monday.

They said Mohammad Shafi Sheikh, a resident of Hajitra Karnah in Kupwara had concealed arms and ammunition in his house. The arrest was made on a specific input.

“Acting on specific information, a police team led by Incharge Police Post Taad ASI Muneer Ahmad along with local Army unit 3/8 GR conducted a search of the house of Sheikh. On questioning, Shafi revealed that he had concealed some arms and ammunition in a sewing machine in his house. On his disclosure a pistol, two magazines , 11 Pistol rounds and two grenades were recovered during the search,” a police statement said.

Police said Sheikh was later taken into custody and more arrests were expected in the case.

A case under relevant provisions of law has been registered against Sheikh and investigations taken up. Police said Sheikh was already facing trial in a similar case chargesheeted against him in the year 2021.

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