Militant associate held in Awantipora, explosive substance recovered: Police

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Police in Awantipora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district have arrested a militant associate and recovered explosive substance from his possession, a spokesman said on Friday.

“Awantipora Police along with 42RR and 130Bn CRPF arrested one terrorist associate of proscribed outfit LeT. He has been identified as Aqif Ahmad Teli resident of Cherso Awantipora,” he said.

As per police records, he was involved in providing shelter, logistic and other support to active militants, besides transporting arms & ammunition in Awantipora & Tral areas, said the spokesman.

He was also involved in recruiting local youth in militant ranks and distribution of money. In this regard, the bank transactions of the arrested militant associate are also being investigated, he said.

Incriminating material of proscribed outfit LeT and other explosive substance has been recovered from his possession. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation.

In this connection, a case vide FIR No. 02/2021 under relevant section of law stands registered in Police Station Awantipora and further investigation has been initiated.