Three Militant Associates Arrested in Sopore: Police

Srinagar, August 26: Police on Friday claimed to have arrested three militant associates of outfit Lashkar-i-Toiba along with arms and ammunition in North Kashmir’s Sopore.

In a handout, police said that today during evening hours, a joint naka/MVCP was established by Sopore police, 22 RR, 179 BN CRPF at Bomai chowk in the jurisdiction of Police Station Bomai. During checking a suspicious movement of three persons coming from Goripura towards Bomai was noted and were subsequently asked to stop, but they tried to flee from the spot, however were tactfully apprehended by the security forces. Upon their personal search 3 Hand Grenades, 09 Posters, 12 Pakistani Flags were recovered from their possession.

While police spokesman further stated that during the preliminary questioning, they revealed their identity as Shariq Ashraf S/O Mohammad Ashraf Wani R/O Hadipora Rafiabad, Saqlain Mushtaq S/O Mushtaq Ahmed War R/o Warpora Sopore and Tawfeeq Hassan Sheikh S/o Ghulam Hassan sheikh R/o Fatehgarh Baramulla.

Preliminary investigations have revealed that the arrested persons are OGWs of organisation LeT and were in a constant search of an opportunity to carry out attacks on security forces and civilians including outside labourers, they said.

Accordingly case has been registered at Police Station Bomai under relevant sections of law and further investigation is still going on, reads the statement.

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