SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday claimed to have arrested four militant associates affiliated with the Lashkar-i-Toiba outfit in Awantipora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
A police spokesman in a statement said that police alongwith counter-insurgent forces arrested four militant associates linked with the proscribed outfit LeT and recovered explosive and incriminating materials from their possession.
The spokesman in a statement said that they have been identified as Karamat-ul-lah Reshi son of Mehraj-ud-din Reshi and Suhail Bashir Ganai son of Bashir Ah Ganai, both residents of Chewa Uller Tral, Adil Ghani Lone son of Abdul Ghani Lone resident of Karamulla Tral and Irshad Ahmed Kumar son of Manzoor Ahmed Kumar resident of Tral-e-Payeen. Incriminating materials including explosive substance has been recovered from their possession.
He said that during preliminary investigation, it was revealed that the arrested militant associates were in touch with LeT commander @Babar @Samama resident of PaK and were in a bid to hatch a conspiracy to plant IED in Tral area with the intent to cause damage to Police and army.
He added that besides, the arrested militant associates were also involved in transportation of arms and ammunition and other logistic support to the active militants of LeT.
“Accordingly, a case FIR No.164/2022 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Tral and further investigation has been set into motion,” said the spokesman.