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LeT militant arrested in Srinagar, says police

An armed forces personnel stands deployed in Kashmir. [FPK File Photo/ Qayoom Khan]

Srinagar: Police on Friday claimed to have arrested a Lashkar-e-Taiba militant in Bemina area of central Kashmir’s Srinagar district.

In a statement, the police said that acting on a specific tip-off about the movement of militants in the general area of Bemina, a joint Naka was laid by Srinagar Police, valley QAT of CRPF & 2 RR at Bemina Crossing. One individual suspiciously approaching the Naka was challenged by the Naka personnel on which he tried to flee. However, he was apprehended by the Naka party.

The apprehended individual identified himself as Nasir Ahmad Dar son of Abdul Ahad Dar resident of Gund Brath Sopore. On his frisking, one Pistol, one magazine and five live rounds were recovered from his possession, the police statement said.

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