Srinagar: Handwara Police has said it has arrested two militant associates linked with militant out during joint operation with 21RR and 92Bn CRPF LeT in Handwara.
A police statement said “on specific inputs, checkpoints were established at different locations in town Handwara and during checking at Chinar Park Handwara two persons while riding on a bike bearing registration number JK09B-1827 were intercepted and apprehended by the search party when they tried to escape from the spot”. Police in it’s statement further said that they have been identified as Liyakat Ahmad Mir son of Abdul Ahad Mir and Aqib Rashid Mir son of Abdul Rashid Mir both residents of Hayan Trehgam Kupwara.
“Arms and ammunition have been recovered from their possession. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation” reads the statement, adding that “they were involved in providing shelter, logistic and other support to the active LeT militants besides assisting them in transporting arms & ammunition to South Kashmir.
Police in it’s statement also said that a case vide FIR No. 363/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Handwara and further investigation has been initiated.