J-K: Missing youth held with arms, restrained from joining terror outfit HM

Handwara (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], May 3 : Handwara police on Friday arrested a youth, who was missing from his home in Kangan area of Ganderbal district, along with arms and ammunition.
The arrested person has been identified as Shafat Yousuf Malik, a resident of Thune in Kangan, police said. “On a credible input, Handwara police along with security forces intercepted a person at a checkpoint near Chowgal and took him into custody. Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition were seized from his possession,” police said.
Police have learnt that he was provided with arms and ammunition by a terror group and was on way to join proscribed terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen (HM). As such, he has been restrained from joining the terror outfit.
At present, the youth is in the police custody and his family has been informed.
The family had filed a missing report with Kangan Police Station on April 30.
An FIR has been in the case under relevant sections of law at Handwara Police Station.
Further investigation is underway.

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