Police Bust Hideout in North Kashmir, Two Arrested


SRINAGAR: Police in north Kashmir’s Sopore busted a secret concrete hideout, resulting in the retrieval of arms and ammunition. Additionally, two individuals involved in subversive activities have been arrested.

Quoting an official, Kashmir Scroll reported the breakthrough came during the investigation of FIR No. 370/2023 at Police Station Sopore, when certain individuals were summoned for questioning, leading to a vital piece of information being obtained.

“Sopore Police along with Army and CRPF, searched the suspect’s residence and discovered of a secret concrete hideout within the house of Ab Rashid Najar in Tarzoo, Sopore. The hideout was found to contain various items of arms and ammunition, such as IEDs, a pistol, a pistol magazine, live ammunition, and other incriminating electronic devices,” official said.

Police arrested Ab Rashid Najar immediately and during the interrogation, Najar revealed the involvement of another individual, Ab Jameel Larah, from Sopore, in similar subversive activities. “A subsequent search was carried out at Larah’s residence by joint teams from Sopore police, the Army, and CRPF. This operation led to the discovery of additional arms and ammunition, such as a pistol, a pistol magazine, pistol rounds, and other incriminating electronic devices and documents.”

The official further confirmed that both accused individuals have been arrested, and the investigation is now underway.

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