Bandipora, Aug 25: Bandipora police on Thursday claimed to have arrested two militants associates of LeT and recovered arms and ammunitions from their possession.
Police in a statement said that today after receiving a specific information regarding the movement of some militant associates of LeT in the JD of police Station Pethkote.
“Bandipora police along with 26 Assam Rifles arrested Two terrorist associates of LeT outfit from Lal Qilla Mode Pethkote during a joint naka,” the police said, adding that the arrested LET Associates were travelling in a white scorpio bearing Registration No JK05H/0622.
“During serach of the vehicle huge catche of Arms and Ammunition which includes 01. 03 Pistols along with Magzines, 24 Live 9MM Rounds, five Hand Grenades, Fake police I Card, Fake ID Card of Health Department and other daily use items were recovered from their possession.
Both the militant associates have been identified as Mohd Yousuf Wani R/o Pethkote Bandipora and Manzoor Ahmed Shah R/o Bagh Bandipora.
“During preliminary investigation it was revealed that they where in touch with some active militants terrorists of LeT and the duo were tasked to revive militancy by motivating youth to join militancy and spread terrorism in the district, besides giving logistic support to terrorists,” the police said.
“Timely action/ arrest of these terrorist associates averted a major terror activity in the district.In this connection Case FIR under relevant sections has been registered and further investigation takenup,” the police added.