Two militant associates held in Budgam: Police

Budgam, Dec 23: Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday claimed to have arrested two Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militant associates in Budgam district and recovered arms and ammunition from their possession.

A police spokesman in a statement said that “along with 02 RR & 79 Bn CRPF, police arrested two militant associates affiliated with LeT and recovered incriminating material from their possession.”

Acting upon specific information, police along with security forces arrested two militant associates of LeT from Magam area of district Budgam.

They have been identified as Mohammad Shafi Ganai, son of Abdul Rahman Ganai of Kawoosa Khalisa and Zahoor Ahmad Chopan, son of Ali Mohammad Chopan of Mamoosa Pattan.

During the preliminary investigation, it was revealed that both the arrested militant associates were in touch with LeT commanders and were involved in providing logistics, shelter as well as transportation to the militants of LeT operating in areas of Kawoosa, Razwen, Rathsun, Mazhama, Pinjoora, Kunzar, Mamoosa etc.

A case under FIR number 95/2021 under relevant sections of law stands already registered at Police Station Khag and further investigation is under process, police said

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