Three  Hybrid militants Arrested in Sopore: Police

Srinagar, June 30: Police on Thrusday claimed to have arrested three hybrid militants of Lashkar-e-Toiba oufit in North Kashmir’s Sopore.

In statement, police said that today on a specific input regarding movement of militants a joint naka was established at 18:40 hrs by PC Sopore, 52 RR ,177BN CRPF at Takyabal Krankshivan Jurisdiction of Police Station Tarzoo.

The police spokesman further stated that during checking a suspicious movement of three persons was observed who were comming from Dharnambal towards Takyabal and on seeing the naka party suspected persons tried to flee from the spot but the security forces apprehended them tactfully.

During search two pistols, two magazines, 10 pistol rounds, 01 hand grenade, 01 Ak 47 rifle were recovered from their possession. During questioning they revealed their identity as Rahid Mushtaq Ganie son of Mushtaq Ahmad Ganie resident of Amargarh, Amir Shafqat Mir son of Mohammad Shafi Mir resident of Amargarh and Tahir Nisar Sheikh son of Nisar Ahmad Sheikh resident of Baag e Rehmat Sopore, he said.

Preliminary investigation revealed the arrested individuals are uncategorised militants of organisation LeT, who were planing to attack security forces and civilians.
Accordingly case under relevant sections has been lodged at Police Station Tarzoo, further investigation is still going on, reads the statement.

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