Police register case against official after busting hideout under one of his shops

Brother of official was a militant killed in 1996'


Pulwama: Police registered a formal case after Combined Forces claimed to have busted a hide out in a shop owned by a top government official in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Official sources told that soldiers from 44 Rashtriya Rifles and Special Operation Group personnel from Jammu Kashmir Police after receiving inputs, searched the house of a Naib Tehsildar in Pulwama.

The search party claimed to have busted an underground militant hideout under one of the the shops belonging to the official.

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The official has been identified as Naib Tehsildar Nazir Ahmed Wani, son of Abdul Ahad Wani, a resident of Belov Pulwma.

A police official while confirming the incident told Kashmir News Trust that a formal FIR vide number 39/2020 under section 18, 19, 39 has been registered at Police Station Rajpora. He, however said that investigation is going on and no arrests have been made so for.

When asked what has been recovered from the hideout, he said hideout has been busted that was used by militants.

Divulging information about the Naib Tehsildar in question, police sources said that he is paternal uncle of slain militant Liyaqat Ahmad Wani of Belov Rajpora and also one of his brothers namely Muneer Ahmad Wani was also a militant, who was killed in a gunfight in the year 1996. (KNT)

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