Jammu and Kashmir police on Friday claimed to have busted a module of Lashkar-e-Toiba militant outfit in north Kashmir’s Handwara.
A police spokesman in a statement said, “Acting on specific information, Handwara Police have arrested three militant associates identified as Azad Ahmad Bhat resident of Shalpora Langate, Altaf Baba resident of Rafiabad Babagund and Irshad Ahmad resident of Selikoot Uri. They were associated with proscribed terror outfit LeT.”
“Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition were recovered from their possession. They were involved in providing assistance to the active terrorists and motivating the youth to join militant folds by providing arms and ammunition,” said the spokesman.
“Besides, acting on specific information regarding the presence of terrorists in Village Gund Chogal, today Handwara Police along with Army and CRPF launched a search operation. During the search operation, 04 militants linked with proscribed militant outfit LeT were arrested. They have been identified as Parvaiz Ahmad Chopan resident of Shartpora Langate, Mudasir Ahmad Pandith resident of Zargar Mohalla Langate, Mohd Rafi Sheikh resident of Eidgah Mohallla Langate and Burhan Mushtaq Wani resident of Tulwari Langate,” he said.
“Incriminating materials, arms and ammunition including 03 AK-47, 08 AK 47 Magazines, 332 AK rounds, 12 Hand Grenades, 03 Pistol, 06 Pistol Magazines, 24 Pistol Rounds have been recovered from their possession,” he added.
“Case FIR No. 104/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Handwara. Further investigation into the matter is in progress,” said the spokesman.
“In Sopore, Police along with Army and CRPF arrested two militant associates at Sadiq Colony Sopore. They have been identified as Waseem Ahmad Gojri resident of Sadiq Colony Sopore and Junaid Rashid Ganie resident of Noorbagh Sopore. Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition were recovered from their possession. They were linked to proscribed outfit LeT,” he said.
“Case FIR No. 61/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Sopore in this regard and further investigation into the case has been initiated,” said the spokesman.