A local youth who joined militancy last month was Tuesday apprehended by Jammu & Kashmir Police, 17 Rashtriya Rifles and Central Reserve Police Force personnel in a joint operation in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar district.
Identifying the arrested militant as Tariq Hussain Wani of Sounder-a Dachhan, sources said he was apprehended from Ikhala Plamar area of Kishtwar. Wani went missing from home on November 14, and joined militancy along with two others.
Sources said a .303 rifle along with a magazine and 64 live rounds were seized from him.
Wani had sustained a gun shot in his left foot apparently from his own rifle, sources said, adding that he was taken to Kishtwar district hospital.
Man crosses over from PoK into Rajouri, held
A man from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) was nabbed after he crossed over the Line of Control in Rajouri district Tuesday.
Rajouri Senior Superintendent of Police Yougal Manhas said Army troops guarding the LoC noticed the man trying to sneak in in the Nowshera sector. He has been identified as Tariq Mahmood, son of Fazal Rehman, resident of Chai Nalla village in Bhimber district.
Manhas said while Mahmood’s questioning was in progress, no weapon or incriminating material had been recovered from him.