SRINAGAR: Police on Friday claimed to have arrested two Lashkar Toiba militant associates along with a grenade in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

A police spokesman in a statement said that, on a specific intelligence input that a grenade attack was being planned in the general area of Baramulla, joint nakas were laid by Police Baramulla, 52 RR, 53 CRPF and 176 CRPf at various places including Kralhar, Pattan, Kreeri Market and Najibhat Crossing Kreeri.

“In the afternoon two persons approaching the Najibhat Crossing were asked to stop. On being asked to stop they tried to flee and were challenged by the forces and subsequently captured,” said the spokesman.

He said that they disclosed their identity as Mohammad Yaseen Bhat son of Ghulam Mohiuddin Bhat resident of Check Tapper and Wasid Ashraf Sofi son of Muhammad Ashraf Sofi resident of Watergam Kreeri.

“Further on their personal frisking, one grenade was recovered from their possession. On preliminary questioning they revealed that they are affiliated with the militant organisation Lashkar e Toiba and were working under the command of Pakistan based LeT Commander Abid Qayoom of Andergam Pattan,” he said.

In this instance, a case under FIR Number 92/2020 of P/S Kreeri stands registered under the relevant provisions of the law and further investigation is underway, said a police spokesman in a statement said.


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