Sopore: Jammu and Kashmir police on Saturday claimed to have arrested three LeT militant associates in north Kashmir’s Sopore.
In a statement, police said, “On 11,01,2022 at about 1405 hours, a joint naka was established by Sopore police, 22 RR and 179 BN CRPF at Chinar crossing Darpora in the jurisdiction of Police Station Bomai. During the naka checking it was noticed that three persons coming from village Gund Brath towards village Bomai were roaming in suspicious conditions and were subsequently asked to stop, but they tried to flee from the spot, however were apprehended tactfully by the vigilant armed forces”.
The statement said, “Upon their personal search, two pistols, two pistol magazines, thirteen pistol rounds, and a hand grenade were recovered from their possession”.
“During preliminary questioning, police revealed their identity as Arafat Majeed Dar son Abdul Majeed Dar a resident of Harwan Sopore, Tauseef Ahmed Dar Son of Lt Gh Hassan Dar of Taliyan Mohalla Arampora Sopore and Momin Nazir Khan som of Nazir Ahmed Khan of Arampora Sopore AP Natipora Srinagar”.
“Preliminary investigation has revealed that the arrested persons are associates/OGWs of LeT militant outfit and have been providing logistical and other materialistic support to militants, ” it said.
Accordingly, a case has been registered at Police Station Bomai under relevant sections of law and further investigation is going on, the police added.