Six persons including four TRF hybrid militants, two associates of LeT held in Srinagar, Awantipora: Police

Srinagar, May 10: Police along with security forces have arrested four hybrid militants of TRF/LeT in Bemina area of Srinagar, a police spokesman said on Tuesday.

“Besides, two militants associates linked with LeT were arrested in Awantipora. Incriminating materials including arms & ammunition have been recovered from their possession,” a statement.

In Srinagar, acting on a specific tip off about the presence of militants in the general area of Bemina, a checkpoint was laid by PC Srinagar, 2RR and Bemina Police Station at Bemina Crossing, spokesman said, adding that two individuals approaching the checkpoint in a suspicious manner were challenged by the joint party on which they tried to flee.

However, they were tactfully apprehended by the joint party, he said, adding that the apprehended individuals identified themselves as Tawoos Rasool Gada, son of Ghulam Rasool Gada and Saleem Jan Bhat, son of Muhammad Ashraf Bhat of Usmanabad opposite Degree College Bemina.

On their personal checking, one Chinese Tokarev Type 54 Pistol, one magazine and ten Chinese rounds each were recovered from their possession, police said, adding that on basis of their initial questioning, the individuals disclosed that they were working as hybrid militants of TRF/LET and were involved in delivering pistols in the city to carry out targeted killings at the behest of Pakistani handlers.

On basis of the disclosures made by the two individuals, a cordon & search operation was launched at Hamdania Colony Srinagar and two more associates of the module identified as Abdul Hameed Rah @ Ali son of Ghulam Rasool Rah & Sajad Ahmed Marazi son of Khursheed Ahmed Marazi, both residents of Hamdania Colony Bemina, Srinagar were arrested. During checking two more Tokarev T54 pistols, two magazines and ten Chinese rounds were recovered from their possession.

A case under the relevant provisions of law has been registered in Police Station Bemina and further investigation taken up, police said.

Meanwhile in Awantipora, acting on specific information, Awantipora police alongwith 50RR at a checkpoint established at Befina Chowk Pampore arrested two militant associates linked with LeT.

They have been identified as Arshid Ahmed Mir son of Farooq Ahmed Mir resident of Check Satoora Tral & Muzaffar Ahmad Chopan son of Khazir Mohmmad Chopan resident of Khanmoh Srinagar.

Incriminating materials including two hand grenades were recovered from their possession, police said, adding that during preliminary questioning, the arrested duo disclosed that they had received these grenades from an active militant outfit LeT namely Saqib Ahmad resident of Khanmoh and were tasked to lob them on security forces in the area.

A case under FIR number 51/2022 under relevant sections of law has been registered at PS Pampore and further investigation into the matter is in progress..

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