Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday said that they have arrested three hybrid militants belonging to outfit Lashkar-i-Toiba in north Kashmir’s Sopore.
The police said that based on a specific information regarding movement of three suspected individuals from Wadoora Bala to Sonarwain Bridge, who were likely to carryout attack on forces, a joint Naka was established by 22 RR, Sopore Police, and 179 Bn CRPF at Sonarwain bridge near Village Wadoora Bala falling under jurisdiction of Police Station, Bomai.
“It was observed that three persons were moving towards naka in suspicious conditions. The naka party observed their suspicious body language and subsequently asked them to stop,” the police said.
Police said that the suspected individuals tried to flee from the spot, taking cover of darkness but, were nabbed by the troops.
“The troops assessed the situation and displayed extreme restraint and fire control in not opening fire, keeping in mind the darkness and civilians in proximity of the area to avoid any civilian casualty,” Police said.
Police said that upon their search three Pistols, three Magazines, three rounds of Pistols, one Grenade and Rs 79, 800/- cash were recovered from their possession.
The police identified them as Tufail Ahmad Mir son of Abdul Majeed Mir resident of Gund Mohalla, Barat Kalan, Owais Ahmad Mir Son of Hassan Mir resident of Mir Mohalla, Barat Kalan and Shabir Ahmad Wagay Son of Nazir Ahmad Wagey resident of Masjid Mohalla, Pethabug.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the arrested militants are affiliated to LeT. Accordingly in this regard a case has been registered at Police Station, Bomai under relevant sections of Law and further investigation is going on. The alertness and proactiveness ofsSecurity forces averted a big tragedy planned by militants to hamper the prevailing peace in valley,” police said. (GNS)