On Wednesday, the police claimed to have arrested four Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) affiliated over-ground workers (OGW) in Central Kashmir’s Budgam on Wednesday.
In a statement to a local news agency, Global News Service (GNS), the police said that on 1 September, Budgam Police, and army 53 Rashtriya Rifles apprehended four militant associates of LeT during a cordon and search operation from Pethkoot area of Beerwah Budgam.
They have been identified as Shakil Ahmad Wani, son of Ghulam Ahmad Wani, Showkat Ahmad, son of Abdul Rashid both residents of Pethkot Beerwah, Aqib Maqbool Khan, son of Mohd Maqbool Khan, a resident of Chedbug Budgam, and Ajaz Ahmad Dar, son of Asadullah Dar, a resident of Cherwani Chrarsharief.
The statement further states that, this group was associated with militant organization LeT and was involved in providing shelter and logistical support to active militants in the area.
During CASO some ammunition including AK-47 24 rounds, 5 detonators, and other incriminating material has also been recovered.
In this regard case FIR NO- 225/2020 PS Beerwah under relevant sections of UAPA is registered against them, the statement added. (GNS)