LeT Module Busted, Woman Among Seven Arrested: Police

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday claimed to busted Lashkar-e-Toiba militant module in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.

A police spokesman in a statement said that police along with the army have busted a terror module of proscribed outfit LeT by arresting seven militants and associates.

He said that incriminating materials, arms and ammunition have also been recovered from their possession.

“Besides, 06 vehicles including 04 two-wheelers have also been seized.  During the course of investigation of cases regarding the recent Bandipora encounters, Bandipora Police along security forces busted a militant module of proscribed outfit LeT by arresting an active Pakistani trained militant, 02 hybrid militants and 04 militant associates,” he added.

“The Pakistan trained militant has been identified as Arif Ajaz Shehri son of Ajaz Ahmad @Anfall resident of Nadihal, who had went to Pakistan on valid visa in year 2018 through Wagah Border and infiltrated back to this side after obtaining illegal arms training and started actively working with proscribed outfit LeT in Bandipora,” said the spokesman.

“The two hybrid militants have been identified as Ajaz Ahmad Reshi son of Ab Majeed resident of Rampora and Shariq Ahmad Lone son of Mohammad Sadiq Lone resident of  Gundpora. The arrested terrorists were tasked to carry out attacks on Police/SF and other soft targets particularly in Bandipora district,” he said.

“Moreover, the four arrested militant associates including a female have been identified as Riyaz Ahmad Mir @Metha Shehri son of Gh Mohammad Mir resident of Plan Bandipora, Gh Mohammad Waza @Gul Bab son of Gh Qadir Waza resident of Tawheedabad Bagh, Maqsood Ahmad Malik son of Mohammad Jamal Malik resident of Chittibandy Aragam and Sheema Shafi Waza daughter of Mohammad Shafi resident of Tawheedabad Bagh,” he added.

The spokesman said that preliminary investigation revealed that the arrested militant associates were involved in harbouring militants, providing logistics/material support including transportation of militant in the Bandipora district.

“The arrested female militant associate was also involved in providing Wi-Fi hotspot, accommodation and ferrying militants in town Bandipora,” he said.

He added that incriminating materials, arms ammunition including 02 Pistols, 03 Pistol Magazine, 25 Pistol rounds, 03 Hand Grenades were recovered from their possession.

“Besides, 01 Ecco Van bearing registration No. JK15A-1528 which was being used in ferrying of militants from Bandipora to Nowgam, Pantha Chowk and Srinagar was also seized. Moreover, 03 Scooties were also seized which were being used for doing reccee of Police, security establishments, monitor movement of security forces and ferrying of militants in Bandipora areas. Similarly, 01 Maruti-800 Car and 01 Pulsar Bike were also seized,” he further added.

“Cases under the relevant sections of law have been registered and further investigation is going on,” said police spokesman in a statement.

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