LeT module busted, six arrested: Police


Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday claimed to have busted a module of Lashkar-e-Toiba militant outfit in north Kashmir arresting six persons and recovering a large cache of arms and ammunition.

Arms and ammunition recovered after Let module was busted in north Kashmir. Pic: Police

A police spokesman in a statement said that acting on credible information regarding illegal delivery of arms/ammunition by some persons near district hospital Sopore, a special team including Sopore Police, 22RR and CRPF was constituted.

“The special team was able to arrest 04 individuals identified as Ahtisham Farooq Malik resident of Mumkak Mohalla Batpora Sopore, Shafqat Ali Tagoo of Jalalabad Sopore, Nisar Ahmad Ganai of Pujipora Krankshivan Sopore and Musaib Hassan Bhat of Mumkak Mohalla Batpora Sopore,” said the spokesman.

“Incriminating materials including 01 pistol and 12 hand grenades were recovered from their possession,” he said.

“During questioning, the arrested persons revealed that they were in contact with LeT handler who deputed them to recruit local youth for militant activities in Sopore area. They further revealed that they have received arms and ammunition from one person identified as Kabir Lone resident of Keran A/P Tikker Kupwara,” he added.

“The accused was arrested and lead to the apprehension of another person identified as Sharafat Khan resident of Keran Kupwara,” said the spokesman.

“As per the investigations, the main purpose of the group was to revive proscribed militant outfit LeT, to accumulate arms/ammunition for arming newly recruited militants and to go for target killings in order to terrorize the general public,” he said.

The spokesman said, “On the disclosure of Sharafat Khan, a joint police party from PD Sopore and District Kupwara along with 6RR conducted searches in Keran area of Kupwara and recovered incriminating materials and arms and ammunition including 08 AK rifles, 25 AK Magazines, 750 AK rounds, 09 pistols, 16 pistol magazines, 351 pistol rounds, 77 grenades and 21 detonator fuses.”

“A case under relevant sections of law has been registered and further investigation into the matter is in progress,” said a police spokesman in a statement.


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