Two militant associates arrested in Bandipora , two Hand Grenades recovered: Police

Srinagar February 19: Police on Friday claimed to have arrested two Lashker-e-Toiba militants in North Kashmir’s Bandipora district.

In a statement, the police said that, Acting on specific inputs regarding movement of militant associates, Bandipora police along with 14 RR and CRPF laid a joint naka near Papachan Bandipora Bridge.

During checking two suspected persons were signalled to stop but they tried to flee.Acting swiftly the duo were apprehended and during search 02 live hand grenades were recovered from their possession.

According to statement, They have been identified as Abid Waza son of Abdul Gani Waza and Shabir Ahmad Gojer son of Mohd Abdulla Mir Gojer.

On preliminary enquiry, it was revealed that the accused were associated with militant outfit LeT and were providing shelter, logistics and other material support to active militant of LeT in the area and they were tasked by their handlers to carry grenade attack on security forces in Bandipora.

In this regard Case FIR under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Bandipora and further investigation has been taken up, reads the statement.

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