Police on Friday claimed that it busted a LeT “sleeper cell” in Srinagar city that was planning to carry out subversive activities in the city. “Two militants have been arrested so far and large cache of arms and ammunition has been recovered from them,” a police statement said.
The statement added the Police received a specific input regarding the activities of the “sleeper cell” of LeT outfit active in Nowgam- Chanpora areas of the city. “This sleeper cell was specifically tasked to carry out subversive activities in and around Srinagar city in the coming days,” police said.
Police said the activities of the main characters of the “sleeper cell” were meticulously monitored that lead to the arrest of two militants including a driver of a private school Mohammad Irfan Haroon resident of Tawheed Colony, Natipora and Shakeel Ahmad Bhat resident of Haja Mohalla, Natipora.
“3 AK 47 rifles, 14 Pistols and 2 wireless sets have been recovered from them,” police said adding a case FIR no.89/2014 under section 7/25 I.A act has been registered in this regard at Police Station Nowgam, Srinagar. “Investigation is going on and more arrests are expected in the case,” police said.