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Three militant associates arrested in north Kashmir, says police

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

Baramulla: A joint team of armed forces, Jammu and Kashmir Police along with army in Baramulla busted a militant module by arresting three militant associates linked with proscribed outfit LeT.

Incriminating materials, arms and ammunition have also been recovered from their possession, police said in a statement.

During joint patrolling and area domination exercise in Churunda Uri, a joint team of Baramulla Police and Army (16 SIKHLI) noticed a suspicious person who attempted to flee upon spotting the patrolling party. However, the suspect was apprehended tactfully. He has been identified as Showkat Ali Awan son of Abdul Karim Awan resident of Churunda Uri.

During search, two grenades were recovered from his possession. Subsequently, he was shifted to police station where he was put under sustained questioning. During questioning, he disclosed the names of his accomplices as Ahmad Din, son of Shukur Din and Mohammad Sadeeq Khatana, son of Umer Din, both residents of Churunda Uri, who were subsequently arrested. On their disclosure, two grenades, 01 Chinese Pistol, 1 Pistol Magazine, 4 live rounds and other incriminating materials were recovered.

“It is pertinent to mention here that, the arrested militant associates were involved in cross border smuggling of arms and ammunition at the behest of Pakistan based handlers and further its distribution to LeT militants for carrying out militant activities,” police said.

Accordingly, a case under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Uri and investigation has been initiated.

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