3 youths held in Kupwara, day after pictures wielding guns surface on social media

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Kupwara: Three youths whose photographs surfaced yesterday on social media holding guns and announcing that they had joined militant ranks, were arrested from Gujarpatti Ganbugh area of Sogam Lolab in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Thursday.
SSP Kupwara Shri Ram Ambarkar told a local news agency that on basis of specific information, a joint team of Police and army’s 28 RR launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Gujarpatti Ganbugh, a forest area.
During searches, he said, there was a brief exchange of fire but all the three were caught alive along with as many weapons. The arrested are residents of Shalgund, Lalpora and Kupwara.
Pertinently on Wednesday last, the pictures showing the trio holding weapons had gone viral on social media. (with inputs from GNS)


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