Sopore grenade throwing case solved, two LeT OGW’s arrested: Police

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Police on Saturday claimed to have cracked the case of grenade throwing incident by arresting overground workers of Lashker-e-Toiba in North Kashmir’s Sopore.

In a statement, the police said that on 12-12-2020 at 18:05 hours unknown militants threw a Hand Grenade towards the Police Post Bus Stand which missed the intended target and exploded outside gate of the Police Post, resulting into the injuries of 03 civilians. Regarding the incident Case FIR No.349/2020 was registered in Police Station Sopore and investigation set into the motion.

The statement further stated that, during the course of investigation two suspects namely Mohd Asif Najar son of Mushtaq Ahmad Najar resident of Noor Bagh Sopore and Sahil Rashid Bhat son of Ab Rashid Bhat resident of Green Town Sopore were apprehended and during questioning, they confessed that they are working for LeT outfit as overground workers and had thrown the Grenade on Police Post Bus Stand on the directions of LeT militants.

The duo also confessed that they were desirous to join the militant ranks but before that, a Hand Grenade was handed over to them with the directions to throw it on any forces/ Police establishments in Sopore area, which they lastly threw on Police Post Bus Stand.

Both have been formally arrested on 01-04-2021 in the Case and are presently on Police remand. Further investigation is going on, reads the statement.(GNS)

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