LeT militant Associate arrested in Budgam, Incriminating material recovered: Police

Srinagar, June 02: Police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested an Over Ground Worker (OGW) for Lashker-e-Toiba in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district.

In a statement the police said that police Budgam alongwith securiry forces have arrested a militant associate and recovered incriminating material from his possession.

Further details while sharing the police statement stated that acting on specific information, a special joint checkpoint was established by Police and 43Bn CRPF at Harren Saibug area of Budgam. During checking, officers apprehended a terrorist associate identified as Fayaz Ahmed Bhat son of Mohammad Amin Bhat resident of Hakarmula Budgam linked with outfit LeT.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the arrested militant associate was providing shelter, logistics and other material support including transportation of arms and ammunition to the active militants of outfit LeT in various areas of Budgam, they said.

The arrested militant associate has been in touch with the PaK militant commanders through various social media platforms and was also in constant touch with LeT self-styled militant commanders in Kashmir, they said.

Incriminating material including posters of outfit LeT were recovered from the possession. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 152/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Budgam and investigation into the matter has been initiated, reads the statement.

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