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Nowhatta rifle snatching incident

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Mentally ‘unsound’ youth released from police custody

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Srinagar: The alleged ‘mentally unsound’ youth who was apprehended after he allegedly tried to snatch the service rifle of a trooper in Nowhatta area of Srinagar city has been bailed out by court and released.
Sources said that the family through his Counsel produced ‘mentally unsound certificate’ after which he was bailed out.
Pertinently, a young man tried to snatch the service rifle of Head Constable Simrandar Singh of 21 Battalion D-Company in Nowhatta area on 28 August.
The youth was late identified as 28 year old Tehreen Ahmed Dar son of Shabir Ahmed Dar, a resident Umarabad Peerbagh area of Srinagar.
Shortly after the incident, the joint forces conducted search of his house but found nothing objectionable while his parents had informed search party that their son Tehreen Dar is ‘mentally unsound’.
Police Station Nowhatta had registered an FIR vide number 40/2020 under section 392, 511 in this regard.
When contacted a police official feigned ignorance about the incident. (KNT)

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