Narco-Militant Module Busted, Four Arrested: Police

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday claimed to have busted narco militant module of proscribed outfit LeT by arresting four persons.

Four militant associates arrested in Budgam on June 24,2022. Pic: Police

A police spokesman in a statement said that police in Budgam along with 53RR and 181Bn CRPF arrested four militant associates identified as Younis Manzoor son of Manzoor Ahmed Waza, Mehboob Ahmed son of Mohd Ramzan Sheikh both residents of Wathoora Chadoora, Irshad Ahmad Ganie son of Mohd Amin Ganie resident of Arigam Khansahib and Muzaffar Ahmad son of Ghulam Nabi Bhat resident of Parnewa Khansahib.

The spokesman said that preliminary investigation revealed that the arrested militant associates were involved in providing logistic support to proscribed outfit LeT by distributing proceeds of narcotics to active militants and operatives of the outfit.

“Investigations also revealed that module has been working on the directions of operatives for collection of narcotics and subsequently distributing the proceeds of narcotics among the militants,” he said.

“Moreover, 05 vehicles viz Wagon-R JK16A-5491, Alto-800  JK13G-2360, Alto-800 JK04G-0524, Tata Mobile JK 12A/3618 and Yamaha Motorbike JK01AH-8994 have also been seized which have been purchased from the proceeds of narcotics sales with the intention of keeping the money/proceeds safe and were set to be sold on the directions of active militants or operatives (handlers) as and when the money/payment was required by the militants,” he added.

“Besides, incriminating material of proscribed outfit LeT, explosive substance including 03 grenades, 02 AK-Magazines and 65 rounds of AK-47 were recovered from their possession,” he further added.

“Accordingly, a case FIR number 116/ 2022 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Chadoora and further investigation is in progress,” said police spokesman in a statement.

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