Srinagar --Police on Sunday claimed to have arrested three militants affliated with Al-Badr along with arms and ammunition in North Kashmir’s Handwara.

In a statement, the police said that today a joint party of PC Kralgund, 92 CRPF and 32RR intercepted three individuals at Wangam crossing on the National Highway.

The police spokesman further stated that on preliminary questioning, the individuals were identified as Nazim Ah Bhat son of Gh Mohd Bhat, Siraj Din Khan son of Bashir Ahmad Khan and Adil Gull son of Gh Mohidin Wani, all residents of Khaipora, Kralgund.

On their search, one (01) pistol along with magazine and eight (08) rounds, and two (02) hand grenades were recovered from their possession, he said.

In this regard, FIR no. 40/2022 U/S 7/25 I A Act ,18, 38 ULAP Act of P/S Kralgund has been registered. Preliminary investigation suggests that the trio is affiliated with the banned militant organisation Al- Badr, and that they were assigned task by Pakistan based handlers to carry out terrorist acts in the area. Further investigation has been set in motion, reads the statement.(GNS)