Doctor detained for questioning after militant who boarded his vehicle escapes

Srinagar, April 21: A doctor was detained for questioning after a militant who had boarded his vehicle escaped in Mir Bazar area of Kulgam area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Saturday evening.

Official sources said that a joint team of army, SOG and CRPF had laid a naka at Mir Bazar. They stopped a car and apprehended a person and during searches of the vehicle, police claimed to have recovered one AK-47 with two magazines and one pistol with one magazine.

A police officer said that the person turned out to be a doctor and further questioning is underway. He identified the doctor as Dr Aijaz Rasool son of Ghulam Rasool of Khrewan, Malpora, Kulgam.

Reportedly some militant had boarded the doctor’s vehicle and seeing the naka party the militant escaped from the spot. The militant had boarded the doctor’s vehicle at Al Stop Mir bazar.

A police spokesman in a statement issued here said that at a naka point at Al stop in Mir bazaar the naka party Intercepted a vehicle which was searched.

During search one 9 mm pistol with one magazine and one AK 47 with two magazines were recovered from the vehicle, he said.

The Driver of the vehicle has been taken into custody. Police have started the investigation into the matter, he added. (GNS)

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