Police on Saturday claimed to have arrested three overground workers (OGWs) of Lashker-e-Toiba in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district.
In a statement issued, the police said that Budgam Police along with 53RR have arrested three OGWs linked with outfit LeT and recovered incriminating materials from their possession.
The statement further said that they have been identified as Adil Ahmad Dar, Tahir Ahmad Bhat both residents of Narbal and Ghulam Mohd Gojre resident of Kawoosa Khalisa.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the arrested OGWs were providing shelter, logistics and other material support including transportation of arms and ammunition of the militants of militant outfit LeT in Magam, Narbal and Beerwah areas of Budgam, they said.
All the three arrested OGWs have been in touch with the PaK militant commanders through various social media platforms as well as they were also in constant touch with Lashkar e Toiba self styled militant commander Mohd Yousuf Dar @kantro & Abrar Nadeem Bhat.
Incriminating material including ammunition and posters of militant outfit LeT were recovered from the possession of the arrested militant associates, they said.
Accordingly, a case FIR No. 51/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Magam and investigation into the matter has been initiated, reads the statement.(GNS)