LeT militant associate arrested, arms and ammo recovered: Police

A deployment of armed forces personnel in Baramulla district of north Kashmir. [FPK File Photo/ Zainab]

Baramulla: Police on Monday claimed to have arrested a Lashkar-e-Taiba militant associate in Kreeri area of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

In a statement, police said, “during the investigation of the recent killings of outside labourers and grenade attacks in multiple locations, suspected individuals from various places were detained and during their sustained questioning, role of LeT militant organisation has been surfaced behind these heinous crimes. The investigation further revealed that one LeT militant associate has been tasked by the said militant organisation to execute such heinous crime in the general area.”

Based on the said information, a joint MVCP was established by Police, Army (29 RR), 3rdFID/15CIB and SSB 2ndBn near Frasthar Kreeri area of Baramulla. During checking, one suspected person was challenged by joint forces however he fled towards the nearby orchards but the alert joint party apprehended him tactfully. He has been identified as Ajaz Ahmed Mir son of Mohammd Ramzan Mir resident of Tilgam Payeen, a hard core LeT militant associate, the statement said.

During search, incriminating material, arms and ammunition including a pistol along with magazine and 09 live rounds were recovered from his possession.

The successful apprehension of the said hardcore militant associate has evaded major militancy plots and busted the module responsible for various recent attacks besides, planned execution of PRIs and outside labourers, the statement ends.


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