SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday claimed to have busted the Lashkar-e-Taiba militant module by arresting four persons.
The spokesman in a statement said that police in Anantnag have busted a militant module linked with proscribed outfit LeT and arrested four accused persons involved in developing an IED to carry out blasts in Anantnag town besides motivating gullible youth to join the militant folds by using social media and online platforms.
He said that incriminating materials including hand grenade have also been recovered from their possession.
“Acting on a specific input, one militant associate identified as Aamir Reyaz Lone resident of Baramulla was arrested; incriminating materials including electronic devices were recovered from his possession,” said the spokesman.
“During analysis, it was revealed that the arrested accused was in contact with an active militant of LeT namely Hilal Sheikh resident of Baramulla,” he said.
“During the course of investigation and on disclosure of accused Aamir Reyaz it was revealed that another militant associate identified as Owais Ahmad Shaksaz resident of Seer Hamdan is in the process of making an IED with the help of information from internet platforms. Accordingly, the accused Owais Ahmad was arrested,” he added.
“Further investigation into the matter revealed involvement of two more militant associates and were subsequently arrested,” said the spokesman, adding that the arrested militant associate identified as Suhaib Muzaffar Qazi @Tamil resident of Rajpora Pulwama was in direct contact with active militant Aaqib Dar (LeT) of Pulwama who provided a hand grenade to Suhaib Qazi in order to attack on forces which was recovered at his instance by Police,” said the spokesman.
“Similarly, another arrested militant associated identified as Tariq Dar was found in contact with an active militant namely Aslam Dar of Kulgam and was providing logistic support to the said militant,” he said.
“Preliminary investigation into the matter revealed that the busted module was working for active militants of proscribed outfit LeT and were in process of developing IEDs to carry out blasts in Anantnag Town. Moreover, they were also involved in motivating gullible youth of the valley to join militant ranks of proscribed outfit LeT and HM,” he added.
“The busting of said IED module have helped to avert a major attack and also save the gullible youth who were falling prey to the propaganda of this online module,” he further added.
Further investigation into the matter is in progress.