J-K cop, who fled with official AK-47, arrested

Banihal (J-K): A special police officer (SPO), who last week fled his post along with his service rifle — an AK 47, was today arrested in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

The weapon has also been seized, a senior police officer said.

Mohammad Yaseen (22), hailing from Shishnan village and posted at Marwah police station, had fled along with the AK-47 rifle on Friday night.

“The SPO was arrested in a joint operation by police and the Rashtriya Rifles this evening,” Deputy Inspector General of Police, Doda-Kishwar-Ramban range, Basant Kumar Rath told PTI.

Yaseen was arrested from an area within two kms of the police station and the weapon also recovered, Rath said.

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