2 UP men held with pistol, ammunition in J&K’s Kulgam

Two men were on Saturday arrested with a pistol and ammunition in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district.

As per the police, the accused have been identified as Mohammad Danish and Nawshad, both residents of Bijnor in Uttar Pradesh. A pistol and 20 rounds of ammunition were recovered from their possession, informed the police.

According to the police, on the intervening night of March 5 and March 6, 2021, specific information was received by the Kulgam Police from reliable sources that illegal arms and ammunition were being transported in a car coming from Banihal towards Qazigund.

On receipt of this information, a joint checkpoint was established near Jawahar Tunnel by the Kulgam Police, 9RR and 24Bn of CRPF and the said car was intercepted, stated the police.

A statement released by the police said that both the accused persons were arrested and the vehicle they were travelling by was also seized.

A case under relevant sections of law stands registered in the Qazigund Police Station and further investigation is in progress, the police said.

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