Armed militant arrested in Poonch

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Poonch, Feb 9 (ANI): Security personnel in Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir have arrested an armed militant suspected to have links with Pakistan.

Identified as Khurshid Ahmed Lashkar, this militant was arrested at Malti Checkpost by army authorities when he failed to disclose his identity to the officials.

According to Mohammed Rafiq Chowdhury, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Poonch, Lashkar's name was already recorded in the intelligence and police reports of 2006 when he crossed over to Pakistan occupied Kashmir, on a visit.

"During interrogation, he revealed that two years and three months ago he went to Pakistan to meet his relatives. He said that some persons took him to the training camp. After completing his training, he returned back to execute terror acts and the Army patrol arrested him," said Mohammed Rafiq Chowdhury.

Police has recovered one AK 47 and two magazines besides other ammunition.

The arrested militant Khurshid Ahmed Lashkar is being further questioned by the sleuths of intelligence bureau. (ANI)

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