Kupwara, Jan 22: Jammu and Kashmir Police has claimed to arrest an overground worker in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
According to a statement Police said “A joint team of Kupwara Police and 160 TA has apprehended one OGW namely, Fareed Ahmad Chowhan son of Shamas Din Chowhan, resident of Reshwari, Awoora, aged 33 yrs, Ward Member Zurhama, Kupwara.”
According to the statement “Fareed was moving in suspicious circumstances in the area when local people surrounded him and informed the police about it late last evening.”
Acting on the tip of local police along with a team of TA 160 Bn apprehended Fareed who was subjected to personal search. During his personal search a Chinese Pistol was recovered from his possession, it said.
He has been taken into custody and a case under relevant provisions of law has been registered against him at PS Trehgam and investigation taken up, police added. (KDC)