Srinagar: Security forces arrested three un-categorised militants in Handwara sub district of Kashmir and recovered incriminating materials including arms and ammunition from their possession, police said on Thursday.
Police said the arrested trio was tasked to carry out attacks in Handwara and cause loss of life and injuries to the public and disrupt peace in the area.
The arrests were made by a joint team of forces which had set up a checkpoint at Fruit Mandi Crossing Handwara.
“On seeing the checking party, the three tried to flee from the spot but were apprehended tactfully. On their personal search, incriminating materials, arms & ammunition including a Pistol, a magazine, seven Pistol rounds and two grenades were recovered from their possession,” a police spokesman said.
They have been identified as Manzoor Ahmed Kumar, a resident of Sagipora and Showkat Ahmed Bhat of Khanu Babagund.
“However, the identification of the third arrested militant has been withheld as his age is being verified,” he said.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the arrested trio was tasked to carry out militant attacks in Handwara and cause loss of life and injuries to the public and disrupt peace in the area. The timely and swift action by the joint team has prevented the militants from carrying out the mischievous activities,” the spokesman said.
In this regard, a case under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Handwara and investigation has been initiated.