SRINAGAR: Police on Sunday claimed to have arrested a Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militant associate in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district and recovered arms and ammunition from his possession.
A police spokesman in a statement said that on a specific input regarding the movement of militants in Frasthar Kreeri the joint forces of Baramulla Police, 3 FID/15 CIB, Army 29 RR and 2nd Bn SSB established a MVCP near Frasthar Kreeri.
The spokesman said that during checking one individual was observed moving suspiciously along the orchards in Frasthar area and the lookout party alerted the joint MVCP.
“The security forces challenged the individual, however, he fled towards the orchards. The MVCP chased the individual and nabbed him,” said the spokesman.
He said that the individual was identified as Ajaz Ahmed Mir son of Late Md Ramzan Mir, R/O Tilgam Payeen.
“During a search of the individual which led to the recovery of one pistol along with Magazine and ammunition cartridges 09 in numbers,” he added.
“The recent killings of non-local labourers and grenade attack in multiple locations were investigated and suspected individuals from various places were detained and sustained interrogation established the role of LeT militant organisation behind these heinous crimes,” said a police spokesman in a statement.
He said that the interrogation revealed that militant organisations are planning such heinous crimes in the general area and one LeT Associate has been tasked for the same.
He added that the successful apprehension of the hardcore and active militant Associate has evaded major plots and busted the module responsible for various recent attacks and planned execution of PRI and non-local labourers.
“Further interrogation of the apprehended militant associate is likely to give further inputs which might result in successful counter militancy operations in near future,” said a police spokesman in a statement.