Two LeT Militants Arrested In South Kashmir: Police

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Sunday claimed to have arrested two active militants in south Kashmir’s Shopian and recovered arms and ammunition from their possession.

A police spokesman in a statement said that acting on specific input regarding the presence of an active militant namely Shahid Ahmad Gaine son of Gulzar Ahmad Ganie resident of Doomwani Keegam of proscribed outfit LeT and his close associate at village Doomwani near Rambi Ara.

“Police along with 44RR and 14Bn CRPF launched a joint cordon and search operation in the area,” he said, adding that when joint parties of Police and SFs approached to the suspected spot, the two suspects tried to flee from the spot.

“However, the duo were arrested tactfully by the joint search parties. The other arrested militant has been identified as Kifayat Ayoub Alie son of Mohd Ayoub Alie resident of Pinjoora Shopian,” he said.

“Incriminating materials, arms and ammunition including 01 Chinese pistol,  01 pistol magazine, 02 Chinese hand grenades, 08 pistol rounds were recovered from their possession, besides cash amount of ₹2.9 lakh rupees were also recovered from their possession,” he added.

“In this regard a case FIR No.294/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered and further investigation has been taken up,” said the spokesman.

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