Srinagar, Dec 15: Personal Security Officer with a BJP activist and his “associate”, who had fled two days ago with two weapons in Kupwara district of north Kashmir, were arrested on Wednesday.
According to news agency GNS, Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar responded in affirmative when asked about the development.
Pertinently, Saqib Ahmad Tantry (SPO) son of Sanaullah Tantry of Bohipora, deployed as PSO with BJP activist Abdul Rashid Zargar had fled with two weapons from Zargar's government accommodation on the intervening night of December 12 and 13. Saqib’s “associate” Arif Ahmad son of Bashir Ahmad Mir, also resident of Bohipora Kupwara, had also gone missing around the same time as per officials.
Originally a resident of Lolab, Abdul Rashid Zargar is presently being kept along with other protected persons in PWD building at Salkoot and it is here where the duo went missing.
Sources said that police had also announced reward of Rs 5 lakh for providing information leading to the arrest of the duo.