Poonch: Police on Wednesday claimed that a militant, Sher Ali of Dhargloon Mendhar of Poonch district, has been arrested at Jammu airport.
“He has been arrested in connection with case FIR No. 292/2020 P/S Mendhar and is also involved in many other cases,” a police officer told GNS.
“Sher Ali was also involved in drug smuggling along with smuggling of arms and ammunition and 2 Kgs heroine worth approximately 8 crore rupees in the international market,” the officer said, adding that, “So far from this network, 5 Pistols, 13 grenades and one live IED has been recovered. Further investigation is in progress.”
SSP Poonch Ramesh Angral confirmed the arrest and called it a ‘big success’ for the police.
The officials said that the “arrest was made by Mendhar Police Party under the Supervision of SDPO Mendhar Z A Jafri under the close supervisor of DIG Rajouri Poonch Range Vivek Gupta and overall guidance of IGP Jammu Mukesh Singh.” (GNS)