SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested two Lashkar-i-Toiba militant associates with arms and ammunition in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
Official sources told news agency GNS that, on specific input that there was militant activity planned in the general area of Baramulla, multiple nakas were laid by Baramulla Police, 52RR and 53 CRPF.
In the afternoon; a white maruti car – numbered JK05C6029 – moving in a suspicious manner was approaching the joint naka at Singhpora Crossing Baramulla and was flagged by the naka party to stop.
They identified them as Aijaz Ahmad Khan son of Ghulam Hassan Khan resident of Najibhat Kreeri and Huzaif Firdous son of Firdous Ahmad Bhat resident Choora Sopore.
The official sources further told that on carrying out the search of the vehicle, two grenades, 100 rounds of AK-47, and two letter pads of the banned militant organisation LeT were recovered.
On preliminary enquiry the accused accepted that they were working as OGWs of the militant outfit Lashkar e Toiba.
In this regard, a case was been registered under the relevant provisions of law in police station Baramulla and the matter is under further investigation, the official said.