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KISTHWAR: Police arrested the Special Police Officer (SPO) and his accomplice along with stolen rifle in Kishtwar District.
“Police in a joint operation with troops of 11 RR in Marwah area has tracked down the absconding SPO of police station Marwah who fled away two days back after stealing the AK-47 of a constable to join the militant ranks,” Abrar Ahmed, SSP Kishtwar here said on Monday.
He said that on January 20, SPO namely Mohammad Yaseen, posted in Police Station Marwah deserted after stealing the AK-47 service weapon of one constable Mushtaq Ahmed of Police Station Marwah and left into Nowapachi forests to join militant ranks.
Today the police parties led by SHO Police Station Marwah Inspector Farooq Khateeb and Dy SP Operations Kishtwar Nissar Khoja alongwith the parties of 11 RR led by Major Vijay Raj Purohit under the supervision of SSP Kishtwar Abrar Chowdhary cordoned off the Kachpeth forests and during the combing operations the search parties arrested the deserting SPO Mohd Yaseen alongwith a civil accomplice Reyaz Khandey, son of Ghaffar Khandey, resident of Methwan, Marwah.
The police and army joint operation parties also recovered the stolen weapon alongwih the whole ammunition.
The Police arrested the duo and recovered all the logistic items accumulated by the terrorist duo in the newly constructed hideout.
Abrar Chowdhary further revealed that the newly cracked module was aimed at reviving the militancy in the Chenab region.
The police is looking into the hands behind reviving the militancy in the Chenab region as revealed in the preliminary investigation, said the SSP.
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