Kupwara: A terrorist associate was arrested in Kralpora area of Kupwara and a grenade was recovered from his possession, police said on Sunday.
A police official told Greater Kashmir that police and army in a joint operation arrested a former terrorist turned OGW during a naka checking at Kralpora main market.
"Acting on a specific tip off generated by Kupwara police, a joint naka was established at main market Karlpora by Kupwara police and army camp Panzgam. During naka checking, the OGW moving in suspicious circumstances trying to evade the presence of naka party but was apprehended tactfully. Upon his personal search one grenade was recovered from his possession," he added.
He has been identified as Rafiq Ahmad Khan son of Habib Ullah Khan, resident of Waterkhani Drugmulla Kupwara.
Meanwhile Police in a statement said that Rafiq is a surrendered Pakistan trained terrorist, who is now working as an OGW for HM, adding that during preliminary investigations, he has revealed that the grenade was received by him from Chogul area of Handwara and was to be delivered to someone in Kralpora area on the instructions of his Pakistan based HM handler to be thrown at security forces.