Aatif Qayoom

Srinagar, Handwara police on Friday claimed to have arrested a youth who was intending to join the militant ranks a police spokesman said.

Acting on a tip-off, police established a check point in chogal Handwara Thursday evening. During the checking, Handwara police along with security forces arrested a youth, identified as Shafat yousuf Malik, a resident of kangan Ganderbal after incriminating material were recovered from his possession.

The spokesman said he was planning to join a militant outfit HM .

He further revealed that he was motivated to join militancy and he has been restrained from joining the militant outfit.

A case FIR No. 87/2019 under relevant sections has been registered in Police station Handwara further investigation into the matter is going o.