Srinagar, Dec 08: Combined Forces reportedly arrested two persons and recovered an assault rifle from a house in Batamaloo area of Srinagar city during a pre-dawn search operation.
Reliable sources told news agency CNS that government forces cordoned off Batamaloo area during wee hours and during the search operation recovered an AK-47 rifle from a house.
Two persons whom sources identified as Tufail Niyaz and Nayeem Ahmed were detained. Sources added that the assault rifle was recovered from the same house that was zeroed in by Forces in August this year when militants fired upon them killing a cop Parvez Ahmed and injuring 4 CRPF personnel.
Two youth had been detained that time by police who according to them were accomplices of militants. A civilian had also suffered bullet injuries in that gun fight.
A police official feigned ignorance about the incident saying he doesn’t know anything about the incident.