Based on a specific information regarding possession of illegal arms and ammunition concealed by one Rafaqat Hussain Shah son of Syed Akbar Shah resident of Panjtaran Karnah in his house, a joint search operation was launched by Police Kupwara and 6-JAKRIF. During search operation a pistol and other ammunition were recovered from the said house. The recoveries includes one Pistol, 02 Pistol Magazines, 16 Pistol ammunition , 02 Hand Granades, and 02 Detonators. However taking advantage of the darkness the accused managed to escape . A manhunt has been launched to arrest him. Case under relevant sections of law has been registered, investigation taken up.