Six militant associates held in Sopore, Bandipora: Police

Srinagar, Jan 15: Jammu and Kashmir police on Saturday claimed to have arrested six militant associates of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) in Sopore & Bandipora and recovered incriminating materials including arms and ammunition from their possession.

A police spokesman in a statement  said in in Sopore, on 11-01-2022 at about 1405hrs, a joint checkpoint was established by Police alongwith 22RR and 179BN CRPF at Chinar crossing Darpora in the jurisdiction of Police Station Bomai.

During checking, it was noticed that three persons coming from village Gund Brath towards village Bomai were roaming in suspicious conditions and were subsequently asked to stop, but they tried to flee from the spot, however they were apprehended tactfully by the vigilant security forces.

They have been identified as Arafat Majeed Dar son of Abdul Majeed Dar resident of Harwan Sopore, Tauseef Ahmed Dar son of Lt Gh Hassan Dar resident of Taliyan Mohalla, Arampora Sopore and Momin Nazir Khan son of Nazir Ahmed Khan resident of Arampora Sopore AP Natipora Srinagar.

Police said that incriminating materials, arms and ammunition including two Pistols, two Pistol Magazines, 13 Pistol rounds and a hand grenade were recovered from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody, police said.

“Preliminary investigation has revealed that the arrested militant associates were providing logistical and other materialistic support to the militants. Accordingly, a case under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Bomai and further investigation is going on.”

Similarly, Police in Bandipora have arrested three militant associates of LeT after receiving specific input regarding the activities of militant associates in Bandipora Town and its adjoining areas.

They have been identified as Gh Mohammad, Irshad Hussain both residents of Ashtangoo Bandipora and Ashiq Hussain resident of Sopore. Incriminating materials, arms and ammunition were recovered from their possession.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that these militant associates were working to expand the militant activities of LeT especially foreign militants by providing them logistic and other material support including mobile phones and Sim cards. One among the arrested persons is a former militant and his anti-national activities have recycled many times during past. Further investigation is going on,” police said.

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