Srinagar: Police on Monday claimed to have busted Lashker-e-Toiba militant module by arresting militant along with four militant associates in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district.
In a statement issued here on Monday, police said “militant module of militant outfit LeT was busted by arresting a local militant along with four associates from Budgam area and incriminating materials including arms and ammunition was also recovered from their possession.
The statement further stated further that acting on a specific information, Budgam Police along with 53RR and 43BN CRPF arrested one local militant linked with militant outfit LeT and recovered incriminating materials, arms & ammunition including one Chinese pistol, one magazine, 8 live pistol rounds from his possession.
Stating that the above named has been identified as Mohd Younis Mir resident of Choon Budgam, police in it’s statement also said “upon questioning of the said militant, Budgam Police succeeded in busting a militant module of militant outfit LeT by arresting 04 militant associates”.
Police in the above referred statement also said “Incriminating materials and ammunition including two hand grenades were also recovered from the possession of the accused identified as Imran Zahoor Ganie resident of Kulbug Budgam, Umer Farooq Wani resident of Ompora Budgam, Faizan Qayoom Ganie and Shahnawaz Ahmad Mir both residents of Choon Budgam”.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the arrested militant associates were, according to the above quoted statement, involved in providing shelter, logistics and other material support including transportation of arms and ammunition to the active militantsms of militant outfit LeT in various areas of Budgam.
Police in the statement further said that the detained local militant and militant associates have been in touch with the PaK militant commanders through various social media platforms and were also in constant touch with local militant commanders of militant outfit LeT in Kashmir. In the concluding para of the above referred statement police said “a case vide FIR No. 219/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Budgam and further investigation is in progress”.