5 ISJK militant associates held: Police

Srinagar, Feb 12: Acting on a specific tip-off, the police in central Kashmir’s Budgam district said it arrested five militant associates and seized arms and ammunition and other incriminating material from their possession.

A police statement said these individuals have been identified as Shahnawaz Ahmad Wani, Nasir Ahmad Wani, Bilal Ahmad Khan and Irfan Ahmad Pathan, all residents of Gundipora Beerwah, and Ali Mohd Bhat, a resident of Warihama Beerwah.

According to the police, after preliminary enquiry, it was found that these militant associates were affiliated to the militant outfit ISJK and were involved in providing shelter and logistic support to militants.

“A case under relevant sections of the law has been registered against the accused and further investigation is on,” the police said.

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