Hybrid Militant, His Accomplice Arrested: Police

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday claimed to have arrested a hybrid militant and his accomplice who were planning to target outside labourers in Awantipora.

The spokesman in a statement said that on a specific input, Police along with (Army) 50RR and CRPF 110Bn apprehended one suspect Rayees Ahmad Mir son of Ab Rashid Mir resident of Chandhara and recovered one Pistol along with ammunition from his possession.

“During preliminary interrogation, the suspect disclosed that he received a Pistol with ammunition and instructions from a LeT militant code name Haji to attack and kill at least two outside labourers in Pampore town. Rayees was promised to be recruited as militant after execution of the attack,” said the spokesman.

He said that Rayees Mir (Hybrid militant) sought aid of his friend namely Shakir Hamid Bhat son of Abdul Hamid Bhat resident of Alochibagh Samboora to identify the target and provide him with a motorcycle for executing this act,” he said.

“Timely intelligence and swift action by a joint team of Police, Army and CRPF  not only led to the arrest of a hybrid militant and his accomplice but also prevented terror incident and saved precious lives of innocent civilians,” he added.

The spokesman said that accordingly a case FIR No.43/2022 was registered in police station Pampore and the investigation further continue.

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