SRINAGAR: Army on Monday claimed to have apprehended a Lashkar-e-Toiba militant in Ladoora area of Rafiabad during a search operation.
Quoting an official the news agency KNO reported that on receipt of specific input of the move of one unidentified militant in Ladoora area of Rafiabad, a CASO was launched by Army’s 32 RR.
During the search, the official said security forces noticed suspicious movement of one individual who was later apprehended with arms and ammunition. “On preliminary questioning individual revealed his identity as Mohammad Iqbal Khan son of Md Amin Khan R/o Jagu Kharen, Beerwah, Budgam. Upon a thorough search one Chinese pistol, one magazine and five 9mm rounds were recovered from him,” said an army official.
According to the spokesperson, the apprehension of LeT militant averted a major incident in North Kashmir. “He was assigned to plan an attack on security forces and political leaders by his handlers sitting across the border. This individual was previously apprehended on stone-pelting and militancy-related charges.”