SRINAGAR: Police on Saturday claimed to have arrested three militant associates of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and recovered incriminating materials from their possession.
A police spokesman in a statement identified the trio as Adil Ahmad Dar, Tahir Ahmad Bhat—both residents of Narbal and Ghulam Muhammad Gojre of Kawoosa Khalisa, saying that they were arrested by Budgam police and along with 53RR.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the arrested militant associates were providing shelter, logistics and other material support including transportation of arms and ammunition of the militants of LeT in Magam, Narbal and Beerwah areas of Budgam,” said the spokesman.
“All the three arrested militant associates have been in touch with the PaK militant commanders through various social media platforms as well as they were also in constant touch with Lashkar e Toiba self styled militant commander Muhammad Yousuf Dar @kantro and Abrar Nadeem Bhat,” he said.
The spokesman said that incriminating material including ammunition and posters of LeT were recovered from the possession of the arrested militant associates.
A case under FIR number 51/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Magam and investigation into the matter has been initiated, said police spokesman in a statement.