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Missing Kangan youth held with arms in Handwara, stopped from joining militancy: Police

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Srinagar : Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday said the missing Kangan youth was prevented from joining a militant outfit and was arrested along with arms and ammunition.

A police spokesperson in a statement said that Handwara police today arrested a person along with arms and ammunition who was reportedly missing from Kangan.

“On a credible input, Handwara police along with other forces intercepted a person at a checkpoint near Chowgal and took him into custody. Incriminating materials including arms & ammunition were recovered from his possession,” said the spokesman.

“The arrested person has been identified as Shafat Yousuf Malik son of Mohammad Yousuf Malik resident of Thune, Kangan of District Ganderbal. It is learnt that he was provided with arms & ammunition by a terror group and was on way to join proscribed terror outfit HM. As such, he has been restrained from joining the militant outfit,” he said.

“A case FIR No. 87/2019 under relevant sections of law has been registered at P/S Handwara. Further investigation into the matter is going on,” said police spokesman in a statement.

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