2 LeT militant associates arrested in north Kashmir’s Handwara, says police ‘arms, ammunition’ recovered

Kupwara: Armed forces personnel on Friday claimed to have arrested two LeT militants associate in north Kashmir’s Handwara.

In a statement, the police said that on the basis of specific information regarding the movement of suspicious persons, Handwara Police along with 21RR and 92 Battalion CRPF established Nakas at different locations in Handwara areas and started searching of vehicles and pedestrians.

During checking at Chinar Park Handwara two persons riding on a bike bearing registration number JK09B/1827 found in suspicious condition, who on seeing the search party tried to escape from the spot but were chased and apprehended by the search party.

According to the statement, the apprehended persons on preliminary questioning disclosed their identity as; Liyakat Ahmad Mir, son of Abdul Ahad Mir and Aqib Rashid Mir, son of Abdul Rashid Mir, both residents of Hyen Trehgam Kupwara.

On their personnel search arms and ammunition were recovered from their possession, police said.

During questioning, it came to surface that the duo is working with LeT militant outfit as associates and was about to distribute the arms and ammunition among militants in south Kashmir.

In this regard, case FIR No 363/2020 U/s 7/25 I A Act, 13,18,20 and 38 UA(P) Act has been registered in  Police Station Handwara. Further investigation into the matter is under process, reads the statement.


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