Government forces on Wednesday claimed to have arrested aman who was missing from May 25 during a cordon-and-search operation atNagpathri area of Tral in south Kashmir's Pulwama district.
The forces also claimed to have recovered a weapon from hispossession.
A police officer told GNS that a joint team of army's 42 RRand SOG laid a cordon at Nagpathri area of Tral today morning.
"During the cordon, a person was apprehended by thejoint team and an AK-47 rifle was recovered from his possession," he said.
The officer identified the arrested person as Mohd MaqboolGanai son of Ghulam Mohd of Gutangoo Lam Tral.
According to family sources, Maqbool had gone missing on May25 and yesterday only they have filed a missing report in concerned policestation.
Meanwhile, the family and the locals have urged policehigher ups to investigate how Maqbool could manage to get hold of a weaponwithin a couple of days.