Two Militants apprehended in Sopore: Police

Srinagar, November 05: Police on Saturday claimed to have arrested two Hybrid militants affliated with Lashkar-i-Toiba oufit in North Kashmir’s Sopore.

In a handout, the police said that On 04th November during evening hours a CASO was launched by PC sopore alongwith 22 RR at Shah Faisal Market Sopore. During CASO, suspicious movement of a person coming from Bus Stand Sopore towards Shah Faisal Market having a bag in his hand was noted and was subsequently asked to stop, but he tried to flee from the spot. However was tactfully apprehended by the security forces. Upon search of the said bag, 01 Pistol, 01 Pistol magazine, some pistol rounds and an Improvised Explosive Device were recovered.

According to police spokesman, during preliminary questioning he revealed his identity as Rizwan Mushtaq son of Mushtaq Wani resident of Hamray Pattan.

Preliminary investigation has revealed the arrested person is a hybrid militant of proscribed organization LeT and was in search of an opportunity to carry out attacks on non locals, minorities, security forces and peaceful citizens, he said.

Accordingly FIR No. 250/2022 has been registered at Police station Sopore under relevant sections of law, he said.

On further questioning the said apprehended militant revealed the name of his one more accomplice/hybrid militant namely Jamesl Ahmad Parra son of Habibullah Parra resident of Tappar Pattan, he said.

This led to the arrest of the above said second hybrid militant along with Baramulla police during late hours and further war like stores/ recoveries like pistol and grenades were effected, he said.

Further questioning of the arrested duo is going on and further disclosures as well as recoveries are expected, reads the statement.

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