Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police along with security forces arrested three militant associates of Al-Badr from north Kashmir’s Handwara area and recovered incriminating materials, arms and ammunition from their possession, officials said on Sunday.
Police acted on specific information regarding movement of militants in Wangam area of Handwara. A special checkpoint was established by the police, army and CRPF near Wangam Crossing, police said.
“During checking, the joint party apprehended three individuals moving in suspicious circumstances. They have been identified as Nazim Ah Bhat, Siraj din Khan and Adil Gull, all the residents of Khaipora, Kralgund,” police said.
Upon their personal search, incriminating materials, arms and ammunition including one pistol, one magazine, eight live rounds and two hand grenades were recovered.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the arrested trio is linked with Al-Badr and they were tasked by Pakistan-based handlers to carry out militant acts in the area,” police said.
Meanwhile, police have registered an FIR and further investigation is in progress.