Two Militants Arrested: Police

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested two militants in north Kashmir’s Sopore town.

Two militants arrested in Sopore on Wednesday September 21,2022

A Police spokesman in a statement said that today on September 21, on the basis of reliable information about the presence of militants belonging to the prescribed organization LeT at the village Botingoo a joint CASO was launched by Sopore Police alongwith 22 RR, 179 BN CRPF, Det Marcos and the area was cordoned-off and subsequently search was started.

The spokesman said that during  search, 02 persons within the cordoned area in an orchard were found in a suspicious condition and were apprehended on spot who revealed their names as Imtiyaz Ahmad Ganai S/O Abdul Rahim Ganai R/O Botingoo and Waseem Ahmad Lone S/O Ghulam Rasool Lone R/O Botingoo.

“Upon their personal search 01 Pistol, 01 Pistol Magazine, 08 Pistol Rounds were recovered from the possession of one Imtiyaz Ahmad Ganai, and 01 Chinese Hand Grenade was recovered from the possession of Waseem Ahmad Lone,” he said, adding that “during preliminary questioning, the duo revealed that they were working as hybrid militant and OGW respectively for the banned militant organization LeT and at the behest of active LeT militant Bilal Hamza Mir S/O Mohammad Hamza Mir R/O Brath Kalan Sopore were planning to attack security forces and civilians in and around Sopore area.”

“Accordingly case stands  registered in Police Station Sopore under relevant provisions of law,” said the police spokesman.

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