Hybrid Militant Arrested, Arms And Ammunition Recovered: Police

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday claimed to have arrested a Hybrid militant affiliated with the Lashkar-i-Toiba outfit at Shangergund  crossing  in Sopore town of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Hybrid militant arrested in Sopore on Friday September 2, 2022

A police spokesman in a statement said that today on 02.09.2022 at about 21:15 hours, a joint naka was established by PC Sopore along with 22 RR, 179/BN CRPF at Shangergund  crossing in the jurisdiction of police station Sopore.

The spokesman said that during checking, at about 2140 hours suspicious movement of a person coming from village Check Brath link road towards Sopore-Kupwara general road was noticed and was subsequently asked to stop, but he tried to flee from the spot, however, was tactfully apprehended by the counter insurgent forces.

“Upon his personal search 01 pistol, 01 magazine and 08 pistol rounds were recovered from his possession. During preliminary questioning, he revealed his identity as Saqib Shakeel Dar S/O Shakeel Ahmad Dar R/O Mumkak Batpora A/P Checki Brath Sopore,” he said.

He added that preliminary investigation has revealed that the arrested persons is working as hybrid militant of proscribed militant organization LeT and was in a constant search of an opportunity to carry out attacks on security forces and civilians.

“More recoveries are expected. Accordingly case has been registered under relevant sections of law at Police station Sopore and investigation taken up,” said police spokesman in a statement.

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