Crescent Kashmir

Rifle snatching in Shopian foiled one arrested

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By: Muzamil Bhat CK


Police said on Saturday that there was a bid to snatch a 12 bore rifle from a J&K bank guard in Imam Sahib area of Shopian while one among the accused involved in the act has been arrested on the spot.

This incident has come after the recent attack on a local BJP activist at Nowgam in which a rifle was snatched from a policeman and one cop was killed.

Police tracked down all of them and said that three of them were killed in an encounter in the Pulwama district.

According to the KNO quoting police officials, an unidentified person tried to snatch 12 bore rifle from the guard of J&K Bank at Imam Sahib.

However, he said the guard entered into a scuffle with the accused persons following which one among them was arrested on the spot.

He said security forces have rushed to the spot and a search operation has been launched to nab the other persons involved.

“Police are examining the CCTV footage of the bank to identify and nab the accused,” he added.

With inputs from KNO



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