Week after going missing, SPO held with rifle in south Kashmir's Kulgam

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A week after going missing in Kulgam, a Special Police Officer (SPO) was arrested along with an AK-47 rifle in this south Kashmir district on Tuesday.

Official sources told news agency GNS that Zakir Ahmad Malik (No. 967/K) son of Mohammad Sikinder Malik of Hangir was arrested along with the rifle, one magazine and 24 rounds.

He had deserted along with an AK weapon, one magazine and 30 rounds from police station Frisal on 22 December. A senior police officer confirmed the arrest and said that furth investigations are underway.