Two LeT OGW’s arrested in Sopore: Police

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested the two over ground workers (OGW’s) of Lashker-e-Toiba militant outfit from Sopore.

Spokesperson in a statement said that yesterday, a joint naka was laid by Police Component Rafiaabad, 32-RR & 92 Bn CRPF near Dachanpora Crossing at Rohama.

“During checking, one motorcycle bearing registration number JK09-2055 coming from Dachanpora towards Rohama having two pillion riders on it, tried to escape from the spot”.

The naka party tactfully chased and overpowered the duo.

During preliminary questioning, they revealed their identities as Arif Ahmad Malla son of Ghulam Mohi-ud-din Malla resident of Shitloo, Rafiabad and Rayees Ahmad Naik son of Ali Mohammad Naik resident of DH-Pora, Kulgam.

“On checking, 01 Pistol, 03 Pistol rounds & a Matrix Sheet were recovered from Arif Ahmad Malla and from Rayees Ahmad Naik, a Hand Grenade and a Matrix Sheet were recovered. In this regard, a case FIR number 48/2018 under section 2/25 IA. Act, 13 ULA Act stands registered in Police Station Panzalla,” statement said.

“During further course of investigation, it surfaced that the duo were active OGW’s of LeT outfit. Among them, Arif Ahmad Malla is also involved in decamping of weapons of SPO. Further investigation of the case is going on. More arrests are expected,” it said.


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