Terrorist associate arrested in J&k , arms recovered

A terrorist associate was arrested in the Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Monday.

Arms and ammunition, including a Chinese Pistol, two pistol magazines, 13 live rounds of nine mm and a mobile phone, were recovered from his possession, a police official said. The official said that at a checkpoint established at Sonmullah crossing in Handwara on Sunday, security forces intercepted the terrorist associate, who tried to flee on seeing a joint Naka party.

However, the forces apprehended him, he said.

Affiliation and involvement of the terrorist associate identified as Bashir Ahmad Kumar were ascertained.

A case has been registered, and an investigation initiated.