SRINAGAR — The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday claimed to have arrested an active militant of Al-Badr outfit in Nagbal, Chrar-i-Sharif area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district.
Police in a statement said that “based on specific information about presence of militants, Budgam Police along with 53RR and 181Bn CRPF launched a joint search operation in village Nagbal of Chrar-i-Sharif. During search, a recently joined militant linked with proscribed militant outfit Al-Badr was arrested. He has been identified as Gulzar Ahmad Bhat resident of Bathpora Arwani Anantnag.”
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the arrested militant was in close contact with the handlers of the proscribed Al-Badr across the border in Pakistan and also active militants of Al-Badr outfit in South Kashmir,” the statement reads.
“Arms & ammunition including 01 Chinese Pistol, 01 Pistol Magazine, 14 Pistol rounds, 02 AK Magazine, 58 AK rounds and incriminating materials of proscribed terror outfit Al-Badr were recovered from his possession,” it said.
In this regard, a case vide FIR No. 24/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered in Police Station Chrar-i-Sharif and further investigation is in progress. (KDC)