BUDGAM — Government forces arrested a carpenter after they unearthed an empty hideout inside a room of a house during a search operation at Pethzanigam village of Central Kashmir’s Budgam district.
On Monday, after receiving information about the movement of militants, troopers from 53 Rashtriya Rifles and Jammu and Kashmir Police cordoned off Pethzanigam village and launched a search operation.
The search operation continued till Monday late night. Sources said that during the search operation, forces found an underground hideout inside a room. Subsequently, a carpenter from the village, identified as Javaid Ahmed Mir, 28, was detained and shifted to SOG Camp for questioning.
Sources added that the hideout was empty while thorough searches were conducted after the hideout was unearthed. However, nothing objectionable was found nor was any contact with militants established.
However, Budgam Police has refuted the news as fake.
“A fake news with regard to a hideout having been busted and OGW arrested in Budgam is doing rounds on social media. The news is refuted by Budgam Police. Strict action shall be taken against people posting unconfirmed news on self styled news networks,” Budgam Police tweeted.