Former Hizb Militant Turned Militant Associate Held Along With Grenade in Kupwara: Police

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Kupwara, May 07: Police on Sunday claimed to have arrested ex-militant turned Militant Associate along with a grenade in North Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

In a handout to GNS, the police said that in a joint action, Kupwara Police along with Army has arrested an ex-militant turned OGW from Kralpora area of the district along with a grenade.

The police spokesman further stated that acting on specific intelligence generated by Kupwara police, a joint Naka was established at Main Market Karlpora by Kupwara Police and Army Camp Panzgam. During the Naka checking, the OGW moving in suspicious circumstances trying to evade the presence of naka personnel was apprehended, from whose possession one grenade was recovered. The OGW was later identified as Rafiq Ahmad Khan son of Habib Ullah Khan, a resident of Waterkhani Drugmulla Kupwara.

Rafiq is a surrendered Pakistan trained militant who is now working as an OGW for militant outfit HM. During preliminary investigations, he has revealed that the grenade was received by him from Chogul area of Handwara and was to be delivered to someone in Kralpora area on the instructions of his Pakistan based HM handler to be thrown at security forces. Case under relevant provisions of UA(P) Act has been registered in Police Station Kralpora and investigations taken up, reads the statement.(GNS)

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( With inputs from : roshankashmir.net )

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