Shopian youth planning to join militancy detained: Police

Rajouri: Jammu and Kashmir police prevented a youth from South Kashmir from joining militancy ranks and detained him in Rajouri district of Jammu, officials said Tuesday.

An official said that the detained youth was reportedly in contact with some militants through social media platforms and he was called to Rajouri.

“On the basis of specific information, police constituted a team and intercepted him. He hails from South Kashmir’s Shopain district who was travelling to Rajouri district in a passenger vehicle,” the official said. “During questioning of the detained boy, it has been found that he was in regular contact with some militants through social media handles and was all set to join militancy ranks.”

They said that the youth was called to Rajouri from where he was to be given next destination but before he could reach Rajouri police team succeeded in detaining him. “He is being questioned and counterparts of Police in Kashmir have been informed,” said officials. (KNO)

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