Two LeT affiliates arrested: Police


Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday claimed to have arrested two Over Ground Workers (OGWs) affiliated with Lashkar-e-Toiba militant outfit in Pattan area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

A police spokesman said that they have been identified as Showkat Ahmad Mir @ Molvi resident of Wussan Pattan and Showkat Ahmad Yatoo resident of Chanderhama, Pattan.

“Arms and ammunition including one Pistol, one Pistol Magazine, 06 Pistol rounds, one Hand Grenade, one AK- 47 Magazine, 32 AK-47 rounds and other incriminating materials were recovered from their possession,” said the spokesman.

Earlier, a complaint was received by Police Station Pattan about a missing person namely Abid Qayoom Lone son of Abdul Qayoom Lone resident of Wussan who was studying at Government College of Engineering Jammu, said the spokesman.

“Accordingly, a missing report was registered in PS Pattan and investigation was initiated,” he said.

“During the course of the investigation, it was learnt that Showkat Mir and Showkat Yatoo had managed Visa to Abid Qayoom Lone for Pakistan and on February 23, 2020, Aabid Lone crossed over to Wagah Border apparently for seeking admission in MBBS. Officers also learnt that Aabid has been sent by them to Pakistan for joining militant outfit,” he added.

“During the further course of the investigation, the duo also revealed that earlier in the year 2018, they have managed visa for 04 youth identified as Umar, Gulzar both residents of Wussan area and Adil Ahmad Mir and Umar Khan both residents of Liver Pahalgam to Pakistan apparently for admission purposes,” said a police spokesman in a statement.

“However, Umar and Gulzar are presently active militants affiliated with proscribed terror outfit LeT in district Baramulla,” he said.

“In this regard, a case FIR No. 51/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in PS Pattan and further investigation is going on,” said a police spokesman in a statement.


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