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Police arrest a youth mulling to join militant ranks

Published by Kashmir News Trust on January 18, 2019, 10:57 am

Kashmir News Trust Web Desk

KUPWARA: Police in Kupwara today intercepted an individual identified as Mohd Aslam Beigh, S/O Nazir Ahmad Beigh R/O Maidanpora Lolab, at a naka check point and upon his personal search, seized one grenade, besides other incriminating material.

The individual has been taken into custody and preliminary investigation suggests that the individual was planning to join a militant outfit,  and along with other militants was planning a militant attack in  Kupwara area. Initial investigation revealed that he was motivated to turn to militancy through social media by entities based in Pakistan.

A case FIR No. 6/2019 under relevant sections has been registered in P/S Kupwara in this matter.