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Police in Sopore with the assistance of 30 RR, has busted a recruitment module of militant outfit Laskhar e Toiba,” thus averting a major terror and subversion plan of the militants. Eight members of the module were arrested from different areas of Sopore town and adjoining areas.”

According to police spokesman, “the local boys were recruited into the outfit building a network of LeT operatives who were bent upon executing various terrorist actions in and around Sopore in criminal conspiracy with one Foreign terrorist of LeT Outfit Umer Khitab R/O Pak who is operating in Sopore who in turn has been taking directions from Hanzulla R/O Pak. After being indoctrinated with Jihadi ideology, the group members had formally joined LeT organization and were provided the communication gadgets and weaponry. The module members were preparing for terrorist actions.”

Giving details of arrestees, spokesman said that the arrestees include Rayees Ahmad Bhat S/O Mohd Ramzan Bhat R/O Harwan Sopore, Sajad Ahmad Bhat S/O Ghulam Mohd Bhat R/O Harwan Sopore, Shabir Ahmad Kumar S/O Habibullah Kumar R/O Harwan Sopore,  Lateef Ahmad Gujar S/O Noor Din Gujar R/O Gujarpatti Zaloora,  Zubair Ahmad Gujar S/O Mohd Yousuf Gujar R/O Gujarpatti Zaloora,  Mohd Qasim Gujar S/O Mohd Israyeel Gujar R/O Gujarpatti Zaloora,  Mohd Iqbal Gujar S/O Mohd Israyeel Gujar R/O Gujarpatti Zaloora,  Hakim Din Gujar S/O Mohd Israyeel Gujar R/O Gujarpatti Zaloora

“08 UBGL, 05 Chinese grenades and 100 AK-47 rounds have been recovered from the arrestees. An FIR number 79/2014 under 7/25 IA act has been registered in police station Bomai Sopore,” he added.

During investigation police spokesman said that “it was found that the module was being commanded by foreign terrorist Umer Khitab R/O Pak who is operating under the direct command and control of Hanzullah R/O Pak. Involvement of these militants in other actions of terrorism and subversive actions is being investigated.”

Meanwhile, Kupwara Police and 28-RR in a joint operation busted a hideout in a forest area of Lolab this afternoon and recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition.

Acting on a specific information, Kupwara police along with 28-RR launched a search operation in the forest area of Watnar, Anderbugh, Lolab. During the search, a militant hideout was busted and huge cache of arms and ammunitions including one AK 56 rifle, 05 AK Magazines, 1000 AK rounds, 01 UBGL, 02 UBGL grenades, 04 pistol, 04 pistol magazines, 32 pistol rounds and 21 grenades were recovered from the hide out.

Police has registered a case in this regard.


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