Pak militant arrested in Kashmir

Soon after his arrest, the police and the Army conducted a joint raid at the hideout of the militants at Shekhnar forest in Sogam. However, after a brief encounter the militants managed to escape into the forest.

Written by Mir Ehsan | Srinagar | Published: June 22, 2016 1:46:31 am

Jammu and Kashmir Police arrested another Pakistani militant from North Kashmir’s Sogam area on Monday evening.

According to police, the militant was picked up by the patrol party while he was making purchases in the Sogam market, 17 km away from Kupwara town. The militant has been identified as Hanzulla, a resident of Bhawalpur, Pakistan.

Soon after his arrest, the police and the Army conducted a joint raid at the hideout of the militants at Shekhnar forest in Sogam. However, after a brief encounter the militants managed to escape into the forest.

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A top police official confirmed that a Pakistani national, aged around 18 or 19 years, was arrested from the Sogam market while he was found moving suspiciously in the area.

During interrogation, the militant said that he had infiltrated into the Valley nearly five to six weeks ago from the Kupwara LoC. Officials said two grenades were recovered from his possession.

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