Four LeT militant associates arrested in north Kashmir, says police

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

Sopore: Jammu and Kashmir police claimed to have arrested four militant associates in Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Friday and recovered arms and ammunition from them, police said.

In a statement, police said a joint naka was established by PC Sopore along with 22 RR and 179 CRPF at Gousiabad Chowk Chinkipora in the jurisdiction of PS Sopore.

The statement reads that during checking, suspicious movement of two persons coming from Dangerpora towards Chinkipora was noted, and who were subsequently asked to stop, but they tried to flee from the spot, however, they were tactfully apprehended.

It reads that upon their personal search two grenades were recovered from their possession. They have been identified as Shakir Akber Gojree of Bandipora and Mohsin Wani of Baramulla.

“Preliminary investigation has revealed that the arrested persons are OGWs of LeT and were in constant search of an opportunity to carry out attacks on security forces and civilians. Accordingly, a case has been registered at Police station Sopore under relevant sections of the law,” police said.

It further reads that during the course of the investigation apprehended OGWs further revealed names of other associates which led to the arrest and recovery of further arms and ammuniton which includes one Chinese pistol, one pistol magazine, 7 live pistol rounds, 25 AK 47 rounds and explosive material.

They have been identified as Himayun Shariq of Sopore and Faizan Ashraf Wani of Rafiabad, while further investigation is going on, the statement ends.


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