Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday formally arrested a Congress party member on charges of ferrying militants in Shopian district of South Kashmir.
A senior police officer said that the member, advocate Gowhar Ahmed Wani of imamsahab Shopian, who was held while ferrying militants on December 7, has been arrested by Shopian police.
“In this connection, a case under UAPA has been registered at Imamsahab police station in Shopian,” the police officer said.
Official sources said that security forces had inputs that militants were traveling in a car and when 44 RR of Army intercepted it at Baba Khader Rampura Chowk in Trenz area on December 7, the militants escaped and left vehicle near Pargachoo.
They said that Gowhar had jumped out of the vehicle when the car was intercepted and said that he was a victim. Gowhar was later questioned and was formally arrested today, they added.