Mohd Majid Malik
Kishtwar, Jan 22: Police on Monday claimed to have arrested a cop who fled away along with service rifle from Kishtwar district of Jammu region.
“In a joint operation, police and army’s 11 RR today 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”, SSP Kishtwar Abrar Chowdhary while addressing a press conference said.
SSP said that on 20-01-2018 one SPO Mohd Yaseen SPO No. 1292 posted in Police Station Marwah deserted the Police Station 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.
In this connection, a case has been registered in police station Marwah under relevant provision of law and constituted various teams to search the fleeing “terrorist”.
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 S/O Ghaffar Khandey R/O Methwan, Marwah.
The joint team of forces has also recovered the stolen weapon along with the ammunition. The Police arrested the duo and have recovered all the logistic items accumulated by the ‘militant’ duo in the newly constructed hideout.
SSP has further revealed that the newly cracked module was aimed at reviving the militancy in the Chenab region. Police is seriously looking into the hands behind reviving the militancy in the Chenab region as revealed in the preliminary investigation. (GNS)