SRINAGAR: An overground worker of the Lashkar-e-Toiba militant outfit was on Wednesday arrested in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district, officials said.

They said that Police in a joint operation with Army’s 26 Assam Rifles, CRPF’s 3rd Battalion, and BSF’s K2 apprehended an OGW at Turkpora Junction in Bandipora.

Identifying the apprehended militant associate as Javid Ahmad Malla son of Mohammad Kamal Malla, a resident of Dardpora Bandipora, the officials said two hand grenades were recovered from the possession of the accused. “The accused has been taken into custody for questioning and in the meantime a case registered in this regard under Arms and UA(P) Act”, they further said. (GNS)


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