Missing youth held with pistol in Pulwama: Police

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Pulwama, Jan 20: A youth, who had gone missing a few days ago, was on Thursday arrested along with a pistol and several rounds of ammunition in Rajpora area of Pulwama, police said on Thursday.

A police spokesman in a statement issued to the news agency said that a joint naka laid by the teams of Pulwama Police, 44 RR and 183 Bn CRPF at Pachahar Rajpora Pulwama intercepted one youth found roaming in a suspicious manner.

“On being challenged, he tried to flee from the naka and also attempted to fire upon the naka party. The youth, however, was tactfully apprehended and during the bodily search one Pistol and several rounds of ammunition were recovered from his possession,” police said.

The youth has been identified as Rahil Showkat Dar, son of Showkat Ahmad Dar of Drabgam Pulwama Rajpora, police said, adding that the youth had gone missing a few days ago and a missing report stands lodged at Police Station Rajpora.

To this effect, police said that a case under FIR number 04/2022 under section 307IPC, 7/25 Arms act P/S Rajpora has been registered and further investigation taken up