Two Lashkar militants arrested in north Kashmir, arms recovered: Police

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Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday said that it have apprehended two Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militants along with arms and ammunition in Sopore police district of northern Kashmir.

The police in a statement issued to a local news agency, Kashmir News Service (KNS), reads that on 04/11/2022 during evening hours a CASO was launched by PC sopore alongwith 22 RR at Shah Faisal Market Sopore. “During CASO, suspicious movement of a person coming from Bus Stand Sopore towards Shah Faisal Market having a bag in his hand was noted and was subsequently asked to stop, but he tried to flee from the spot,” it said.

“However was tactfully apprehended by the security forces. Upon search of the said bag, 01 Pistol, 01 Pistol magazine, some pistol rounds and an Improvised Explosive Device were recovered. During preliminary questioning he revealed his identity as Rizwan Mushtaq Wani son of Mushtaq Ahmad Wani of Hamray Pattan,” the police said.

“Preliminary investigation has revealed the arrested person is a hybrid terrorist of proscribed organization LET and was in search of an opportunity to carry out attacks on non locals, minorities, security forces and peaceful citizens. Accordingly FIR No. 250/2022 has been registered at Police station sopore under relevant sections of law,” the police added.

“On further questioning the apprehended terrorist revealed the name of his one more accomplice/hybrid terrorist namely Jameel Ahmad Parra son of Habibullah Parra of Tappar Pattan,” he said, adding that “this led to the arrest of the second hybrid terrorist along with Baramulla police during late hours and further war like stores/ recoveries like pistol and grenades were effected.”

“Further questioning of the arrested duo is going on and further disclosures as well as recoveries are expected,” the police added. (KNS)

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