SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday claimed to have busted a Lashkar-e-Toiba module by arresting four people in Kreeri area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
A police spokesman in a statement said that on August 22, 2021, at about 2100hrs Police Station Kreeri received information about a blast like sound in village Shrakwara Kreeri area of Baramulla. Accordingly, Baramulla Police along with 52RR & 176Bn CRPF rushed to the spot.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that a grenade was lobbed towards the police guard at the house of Sarpanch Narinder Kour which caused some minor damages to window panes and vehicle Maruti-800,” said the spokesman.
“Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 90/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered at Police Station Kreeri and investigation initiated,” he said.
“During the course of investigation, Police taking advantage of modern gadgets including examination of CCTV footage learnt about the involvement of Mohammad Saleem Khan son of Ghulam Hassan resident of New Colony Shrakwara and Sajad Ahmed Mir son of Late Ali Mohammad resident of Mir Mohalla Saloosa in the commission of crime and who were subsequently arrested,” he added.
“During further course of investigation, both the accused persons also confessed that they are working as militant associates for proscribed outfit LeT on the behest of Pakistan based handler namely Ali Bhai (TRF),” said the spokesman.
“ It was also revealed that both the accused are drug addicts and were also in contact with the active militants of LeT Hilal Sheikh and Usman (FT) and it was on their directions they had obtained grenades from Batamaloo Srinagar,” he said.
“Two more militant associates identified as Bilal Ahmad Sheikh son of Mohammad Maqbool resident of Saloosa and Naseer Ahmad Dar son of Ab Majeed resident of Najibhat who had also assisted the accused persons in the commission of crime were also arrested. Two hand grenades and 100gms of Charas like substance have also been recovered from the possession of accused persons,” he added.
“Further investigation in the case and their links in other cases is also being investigated,” said the spokesman.