Kishtwar: A person was arrested with a country-made pistol in Kishtwar, Police said Thursday.
Police said that, based on inputs, a joint surprise checkpoint was established by Police, 26 Rashtriya Rifles, and CRPF 52 Bn at Malipath.
It said that during the search of vehicles, passengers and pedestrians, policemen at the checkpoint noticed suspicious movement of one person who was trying to escape without checking.
Police said that the alert policemen overpowered him and on searching him recovered a country-made pistol (katta) from his possession.
The arrested person has been identified as Salman Saleem alias Jolee, son of Muhammed Saleem of Malipath Kishtwar.
Police registered a case under FIR No 239 of 2021 at Police Station Kishtwar.