Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police along with Army thwarted nefarious designs of militants of targeting police & security forces by recovering huge cache of arms & ammunition and arresting a suspected person in Pulwama, a police spokesman said on Monday.
Acting on specific information regarding delivery of consignment of weapons in general area of Pulwama, a special team of Police and Army (55RR) was formed and deployed in covert at different suspicious locations, police spokesman said in a statement issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO).
He said that at Naina Bhatpora near petrol pump in the jurisdiction of Police Station Litter, one suspected person riding a scooty, who after noticing the joint party, tried to flee from spot. Accordingly, the joint team swung into action and tactfully nabbed the suspected person and recovered the consignment of arms & ammunition. He has been identified as Showkat Ahmed Digoo son of Abdul Wahab Digoo resident of Naina, Bhatpora, he said.
Police spokesman further said that the consignment of arms & ammunition recovered by the joint team includes 01 Pistol, 25 Chinese Grenades, 02 Pistol Magazines, 230 Pistol Cartridges, 10 AK Magazines, 300 AK Cartridges and other incriminating materials.
During questioning Showkat Ahmed disclosed that he was in contact with jailed militant associate namely Firdous Ahmed Bhat, son of Abdul Ahad Bhat resident of Naina, presently lodged at Central Jail Rajouri in a case under FIR number 118/2021 of Police Station Litter. He further disclosed that he was working for JeM militant outfit and this huge cache of arms & ammunition was meant for further distribution on the behest & coordination of the jailed militant associate in order to carry out militant attacks on Police and security forces & disrupt the peaceful atmosphere in the valley.
In this regard, police said that a case under FIR number 10/2023 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Litter and further investigation is in progress—(KNO)
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