Militant module busted in Budgam, 5 arrested: Police

Srinagar, July 19: Police in Budgam has claimed of busting a militant module of proscribed militant outfit LeT by arresting a local militant along with four associates from Budgam area. Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition have been recovered from their possession.

A police official said that acting on a specific information, Budgam Police along with 53RR and 43BN CRPF arrested one local militant linked with proscribed militant outfit LeT and recovered incriminating materials, arms & ammunition including one Chinese pistol, one magazine, 08 live pistol rounds from his possession. He has been identified as Mohd Younis Mir resident of Choon Budgam.

He said “Upon questioning of the said militant, Budgam Police succeeded in busting a militancy module of proscribed militant outfit LeT by arresting 04 militant associates. Incriminating materials and ammunition including 02 hand grenades were also recovered from their possession.

They have been identified as Imran Zahoor Ganie resident of Kulbug Budgam, Umer Farooq Wani resident of Ompora Budgam, Faizan Qayoom Ganie and Shahnawaz Ahmad Mir both residents of Choon Budgam.

Police in a statement said that preliminary investigation revealed that the arrested militant associates were involved in providing shelter, logistics and other material support including transportation of arms and ammunition to the active militants of proscribed militant outfit LeT in various areas of Budgam.

The arrested local militant & associates have been in touch with the PaK militant commanders through various social media platforms and were also in constant touch with local militant commanders of proscribed militant outfit LeT in Kashmir, police said.

Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 219/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Budgam and further investigation is in progress, the statement added.

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