Two LeT militant associates arrested in Bandipora, arms and ammo recovered: Police

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

Bandipora: Police on Thursday claimed to have arrested two Lashkar-e-Taiba militant associates along with arms and ammunition in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.

Police in a statement said that today after receiving specific information regarding the movement of some militant associates of LeT in the JD of police Station Pethkote. Bandipora police along with 26 Assam Rifles arrested Two militant associates of LeT outfit from Lal Qilla Mode Pethkote during a joint naka. The arrested LeT Associates were traveling in a white Scorpio bearing Registration No JK05H/0622.

According to the police spokesman, the vehicle was carrying a huge cache of arms and ammunition which includes 03 Pistols along with magzines, 24 live 9mm rounds, 05 hand grenades, 1 blanket, a fake police identity card, and a fake ID card of the health department and other daily use items.

Both the militant associates have been identified as Mohd Yousuf Wani, a resident of Pethkote Bandipora and Manzoor Ahmed Shah, a resident of Bagh Bandipora, he said.

During preliminary investigation, it was revealed that they were in touch with some active militants of LeT and the duo were tasked to revive militancy by motivating youth to join militancy and spread militancy in the district, besides giving logistic support to militants. Timely action/ arrest of these militant associates averted a major militant activity in the district. In this connection Case FIR under relevant sections has been registered and further investigation taken up, concludes the statement.


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