Three LeT militant associates arrested in north Kashmir: Police

A deployment of armed forces personnel. [FPK File Photo/ Qayoom Khan]

Bandipora: Police on Saturday claimed to have arrested three LeT militant associates in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.

In a statement, the police, “Acting on specific information regarding the activities of militant associates in Bandipora Town and its adjoining areas, Bandipora police,26 AR and 3rd Bn CRPF arrested 03 militant associates along with arms and ammunition and other incriminating material.”

The police spokesman identified the arrested associates as Ghulam Mohammad, Irshad Hussain of Ashtangoo Bandipora, and Ashiq Hussain, a resident of Sopore.

On preliminary inquiry, the police spokesman said it was revealed that these militant associates were working to expand the militant activities of LeT outfit, especially foreign militants, by providing them logistical and other material support including mobile phones and sim cards.

“One among the arrested persons is a former militant and his anti-India activities have been recycled many times during the past,” police said, adding, “Arms ammunition and other incriminating material was recovered from their possession. Further investigation is going on, the statement ends.


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