Jammu, April 18: The security forces have arrested a terrorist associate from Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Sunday.
He has been identified as Bashir Ahmad Kumar, a resident of Lilum Vilgam.
As per reports, police along with Army’s 15 RR, at a checkpoint established at Sonmullah crossing in Handwara locality of the district, spotted a suspicious person who on seeing security personnel tried to flee from the spot.
Thereafter, the officials chased him and he was apprehended tactfully.
During his personal search, the police recovered a Chinese pistol, two pistol magazines, 13 live 9 mm rounds, and a mobile phone from his possession.
However, the group affiliation and other details of the arrested terrorist associate are being ascertained.
Police have registered a case and initiated an investigation into the matter.