LeT Module Busted, Three Arrested: Police

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday claimed to have busted a Lashkar-e-Toiba module by arresting three people in Reasi district.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Reasi Rashmi Wazir addressing a press conference ar Reasi on Monday, August 31, 2020.

A police spokesman in a statement said that district Police Reasi and Army RR unit from Mahore with active support from army intelligence has busted a major LeT revival plan in Mahore area and arrested three persons who were in contact with Pakistani handler (LeT) Mohammad Qasim a resident of  Mahore who had infiltrated to PaK in 2002.

He said that on August 5,2020, an information was received through reliable sources at Police Station Mahore that some unknown persons in the area are in touch with LeT militants based in Pakistan to revive the LeT in Mahore with the intention to wage a war against the country and to disturb the sovereignty and integrity of India.

“On this information, a case FIR NO. 63/2020 U/S 120-B,121,122, 123, 124 IPC was registered on 05/08/2020 in P/S Station Mahore and a Special Investigation Team was constituted to investigate the case,” he said.

“During the course of the investigation, with the help of technical data analysis support from Army RR and intelligence units working in Mahore area and interrogation of suspects by the SIT it has emerged that Mohammad Qasim who exfiltrated to PaK in the year 2002 (and some other youth of the area who are in PaK) working for LeT outfit across the border is the mastermind behind the module,” he added.

“Qasim is trying to establish an OGW network so that LeT can utilise this new potential either as guides in infiltration or to recruit new ones in militancy from Mahore and adjoining areas, providing logistics support and establishing LET base, facilitate the crossing of militants via various routes including but not limited to Rajouri Belt, Mahore, Nikin Gali, Kashmir Valley(Kulgam area) which has been used earlier also by militant groups,” said the spokesman.

“Till date three suspects namely Ghulam Hussain son of Ali Mohammad a resident of  Kulwa Mulas, Abdul Aziz son of Ahemdu resident of  Sildhar and Ashfaq Ahmed son of  Jamal Din a resident of Malan Bathoie have been arrested who are in touch with the said Mohammad Qasim via different means,” said SSP Reasi while addressing a press conference in Reasi.

“Some Benami transactions in different accounts of these suspects has also been detected and some families of slain militants who have received financial aid from ISI have also been identified,” she said.

“During the investigation the involvement of more suspects has been found in this module and investigation in this regard is in progress,” Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Rashmi Wazir told reporters at a press conference in Reasi.

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