LeT militant, associate arrested in Uri: Police


Srinagar: Police on Monday claimed to have arrested an active militant of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) outfit and his associate in Uri area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

“Today Police Baramulla received input from reliable sources about the movement of some (militants) in the General area Uri,” police spokesman said in a statement.

Consequently, various check points were established at multiple places by the government forces, spokesman said.

“Similarly a checkpoint was established at NS bridge where two suspected persons were intercepted by the forces, however, the forces managed to caught hold on them,” he added.

They have been identified as Zubair Ahmad Tantry alias Abu Bakar son of Ghulam Mohammad Tantray of Baharampora Sopore, who is an active militant of LeT outfit and his associate namely Bilal Ahmad Rather son of Ghulam Mohammad Rather of Sahoora Uri, the spokesman said.

“On their personal search a huge catch of arms and ammunitions and other incriminating material was recovered,” he added.

“In this connection, a case under FIR No 49/2020, under various provisions of the Indian Arms Act, Indian Explosives Act and Unlawful Activity (Prevention) Act stands registered in Police Station Uri and investigation has been started,” the spokesman said.

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