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Ammunition recovered from sacked police head constable in Kupwara, arrested

A Jammu and Kashmir policeman who was sacked from service four years ago was held along with ammunition in Kupwara district, a local news agency reported on Thursday.

The report said the former Jammu and Kashmir Police Head Constable Jahangir Ahmad Khan was apprehended after recovery of ammunition from him during checking at ‘NC Pass’ Post.

Khan, a resident of Dildar in Karnah, was apprehended after armed forces recovered illegally held seven rounds of 7.62 cartridges (6 live and one blank), one round each of pistol, AK-47 and 5.56 cartridge from his possession, the report quoted unnamed officials sources as saying.

The accused police constable was already dismissed from services in year 2017, they said.

A case FIR number 62/21 under section 7/25 of Indian Arms Act has been registered into the recovery at Police Station Tangdhar and due investigations were taken up, they added.

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