Hybrid Militant Arrested, Says Police

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir police on Saturday claimed to have arrested a hybrid militant of LeT in north Kashmir’s Bnadipora district.

A police spokesman in a statement said that today Bandipora Police received specific information  regarding movement of militants of LeT in Check Chandergeer area of Hajin.

The spokesman said that acting on this information Bandipora police,45 BN CRPF and 13 RR Army laid a joint Naka at Check Chandergeer Hajin.

He said that while conducting search of pedestrians and vehicles ,one suspected  person tried to conceal his  movement/ identity on seeing the naka party and he tried to flee from the spot but was tactfully apprehended.

He added that on his personal search, one hand grenade and 03 AK 47 live rounds were recovered from his possession.

“The arrested militant disclosed his identity as

Mehraj U Din Rather Alias @Abu Hanzla son of Manzoor Ahmad Rather R/o SK Bala Hajin,” said the spokesman in a statement.

“During preliminary enquiry he disclosed that he is an active member of LeT outfit and is working on the directions of Pak  handler alias @Babar Bhai since one year and was  assigned the task of reviving local militancy in Bandipora district, particularly in Hajin area,” he said.

“Since there is no local  militant active in Bandipora district.He was also assigned the task of attacking security forces ,non local labourers  and PRIs,” he added.

“Moreover he was also directed by his handlers to manage and paste anti-national posters in different areas of Bandipora district to instill fear in the minds of general public,” said police spokesman in a statement.

“It is pertinent to mention that Pak handler alias @Babar Bhai also motivated him to recruit local youth in militant ranks in order to disturb peace and tranquility in the area,” he said.

“In this connection Case FIR No. 79/2022  under relevant sections of Law has been registered in Police Station  Hajin and further investigation has been taken up,” said police spokesman in a statement.

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