J-K: Man arrested for possession of arms, ammunition in Kupwara
17 October, 2022 | Pragati Singh
J&K Police recovers 1 pistol, 2 pistol magazines, 11 pistol rounds and 2 live grenades in possession of a man in Kupwara.
According to officials, a man was arrested on Monday for possessing arms and ammunition.
Kupwara Police and the Indian Army collaborated to make the arrest in the Karnah area of the Kupwara region. Mohd Shafi Sheikh has been named as the accused.
In response to specific information, a police team led by in-charge PP Taad ASI Muneer Ahmad and local Army unit 3/8 GR searched the home of one Mohd Shafi Sheikh, according to the Kupwara Police.
“On questioning, Shafi revealed that he concealed some arms and ammunition in a sewing machine in his house,” said Kupwara Police officials.
The police recovered 1 pistol, 2 pistol magazines, 11 pistol rounds and 2 live grenades during the search.
The accused was taken into custody by the police.
“Case under relevant law provisions has been registered against Mohd Shafi Sheikh and investigations were taken up,” said the police.
The police officials highlighted the possibility of more arrests in the case.
It’s pertinent to mention that Mohd Shafi Sheikh is already facing trial in a similar case charged against him in 2021.