Militant hideout busted in Sopore, 1 arrested: Police

Militant hideout busted in Sopore, 1 arrested: Police
A woman walks amid the Cordon and Search operation (CASO) in north Kashmir's Sopore, on Saturday, 19 June 2021. [File]Ghulam Muhammad/ GK

Sopore: Police on Thursday said they have apprehended a person and busted a militant hideout in Sopore area of Baramulla district.

A police official said that on specific information a CASO was launched at Ganai Mohalla Doabgah area by police, army and CRPF. “Hideout belonging to banned militant organization HM was busted in the basement of a single storey house.

Inside the hideout a huge cache of arms & ammunition was recovered, which was to be used to cause a major fidayeen attack on the security forces.

The hideout was destroyed on the spot in presence of Executive Magistrate.

One OGW was also arrested in this connection. Case under relevant sections of law has been lodged in Police Station Sopore and further investigation taken up,” police said.

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