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Two LeT militant associates arrested in north Kashmir, says police

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An armed forces personnel deployed at checkpoint in Kashmir. [FPK Photo/ Qayoom Khan]

Uri: Jammu and Kashmir police on Friday said it busted a militant module in Uri area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district by arresting two associaties of LeT outfit.

In a statement, a spokesperson said that joint forces including police and army during naka checking at Paranpeelan bridge Uri noticed two suspected persons who were coming from Dachi towards the bridge and tried to flee while noticing naka party but were apprehended.

The statement reads that during their search 2 glock pistols, 2 Pistol magazines, 2 pistol silencers, 5 chinese grenades and 28 live pistol rounds were recovered.

They have been identified as Zaid Hassan Malla, son of Ghulam Hassan Malla of Mir Sahib Baramulla and Mohd Arif Channa, son of Nazir Ahmad Channa of Stadium Colony Baramulla.

“They were involved in cross border smuggling of arms and ammunition at the behest of Pakistan based militant handlers and its further distribution to LeT militant for carrying out militancy activities,” the statement said.

“Case under Indian Arms Act and UA (P) Act was registered in Police Station Uri and investigations was taken up,” it added.

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