LeT militant arrested in north Kashmir, says police

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A deployment of armed forces personnel in Kashmir. [FPK File Photo/VIkar Syed.]

Srinagar: Armed forces on Saturday claimed to have arrested a Lashkar-e-Taiba militant in Rohama area of Rafiabad in north Kashmir’s Sopore.

In a statement, police said that on the intervening night of 13 May, on receipt of specific input from JKP of the movement of one unidentified militant in Rohama area of Rafiabad a CASO was launched by Police, Army’s 32 RR, and 92 CRPF.

During the search, the armed forces noticed a suspected movement of one individual. Eventually, the individual was apprehended with arms and ammunition. On preliminary questioning, individual revealed his identity as Rizwan Shafi Lone son of Mohammad Shafi Lone resident of Shougpora, Magam, Handwara. Upon a thorough search, One Pistol, one pistol magazine, and Five rounds were recovered from him, the statement said.

The statement further stated that the arrest of LeT militant averted a major incident in north Kashmir. He was assigned to plan an attack on armed forces personnel and VIPs by his handlers sitting across the border. This individual was previously apprehended in the years 2017 and 2018 for stone-pelting and militancy-related charges, the statement ends.


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