Srinagar: Police on Monday claimed to have arrested four militant associates who it said were part of a LeT Module in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district.
In a statement issued here on Monday police said that it busted an militant module and apprehended four accused who it claimed were using online plate-forms to train youth of the area in militant crimes and were also motivating them to join the militant ranks of Lashkar-r-Toiba and Hizbul Mujahideen outfits.
Stating that on a tip off, one Aamir Reyaz Lone a resident of Baramulla was arrested and on analysing the electronic devices and other incriminating materials so recovered from the accused it was found that the said accused is in contact with active militant namely Hilal Sheikh ( LeT) of Baramulla, police in it’s statement further said that upon the disclosure of the above named accused it came to fore that one of his associates namely Owais Ahmad Shaksaz a resident of Seer Hamdan, Anantnag is in the process of making an Improvised Explosive Device with the help of information from the open source internet platforms and immediately the accused got apprehended.
Police in the above referred statement also said that on further investigation two more accused namely Tamil @ Suhaib Muzaffar Qazi, a resident of Qazi Mohalla, Rajpora, Pulwama and Tariq Ahmed Dar, a resident of Qaimuh, Kulgam arrested by Anantnag Police and during interrogation Police learnt that Tamil Qazi was in direct contact with active militant of LeT, Aaqib Dar of Pulwama and was provided with a hand grenade to attack government forces which was recovered at his instance later by police.
Police in it’s statement further said that the other accused, Tariq Dar was found in contact with an active militant namely Aslam Dar of Kulgam and was providing logistical support to the said militant
Saying that “the whole module was was working for active militants of Lashkar e Toiba and was developing an IED to carry out blasts in Anantnag town”, police in the above quoted statement also said “ apart from this all the militant associates of this module were motivating youth of the valley to join militant ranks”.
In the concluding para of it’s above referred statement police that it averted a major attack by busting this IED Module and also the boys who were getting influenced by the propaganda of this online module were saved.