Two Hybrid Militants Arrested: Police

SRINAGAR:  Jammu and Kashmir Police claimed to have arrested two militants affiliated with Lashkar-i-Toiba outfit in Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

A police spokesman in a statement said that on 04/11/2022 during evening hours a CASO was launched by PC sopore alongwith 22 RR at Shah Faisal Market Sopore.

“During CASO, suspicious movement of a person coming from Bus Stand Sopore towards Shah Faisal Market having a bag in his hand was noted and was subsequently asked to stop, but he tried to flee from the spot,” said police spokesman in a statement.

“However was tactfully apprehended by the security forces. Upon search of the said bag, 01 Pistol, 01 Pistol magazine, some pistol rounds and an Improvised Explosive Device were recovered,” he said, adding that during preliminary questioning he revealed his identity as Rizwan Mushtaq Wani son of Mushtaq Ahmad Wani a resident of Hamray Pattan.

“Preliminary investigation has revealed the arrested person is a hybrid militant of proscribed organization LET and was in search of an opportunity to carry out attacks on non locals, minorities, security forces and peaceful citizens,” said police spokesman in a statement.

“Accordingly FIR No. 250/2022 has been registered at Police station sopore under relevant sections of law,” he said.

“On further questioning the said apprehended militant revealed the name of his one more accomplice/hybrid militant namely Jameel Ahmad Parra son of Habibullah Parra a resident of Tappar Pattan,” he added.

“This led to the arrest of the above said second hybrid militant alongwith Baramulla police during late hours and further war like stores/ recoveries like pistol and grenades were effected,” he further added.

“Further questioning of the arrested duo is going on and further disclosures as well as recoveries are expected,” said police spokesman in a statement.

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