Srinagar: on Saturday claimed to have arrested six militant associates of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) in Sopore & Bandipora and recovered incriminating materials including arms and ammunition from their possession.
A police spokesman in a statement issued on Saturday poilice said that a joint checkpoint was on 11th January at about 2.00 P.M this year established by Police alongwith 22RR and 179BN CRPF at Chinar crossing Darpora in the jurisdiction of Police Station Bomai and upon checjing it was noticed that three persons coming from village Gund Brath towards village Bomai were roaming in suspicious conditions and were subsequently asked to stop, but they tried to flee from the spot, however they were apprehended tactfully by the vigilant security forces.
Stating that those apprehended been identified as Arafat Majeed Dar son of Abdul Majeed Dar resident of Harwan Sopore, Tauseef Ahmed Dar son of Lt Gh Hassan Dar resident of Taliyan Mohalla, Arampora Sopore and Momin Nazir Khan son of Nazir Ahmed Khan resident of Arampora Sopore AP Natipora Srinagar, Police in it’s statement furtherr said that incriminating materials, arms and ammunition including two Pistols, two Pistol Magazines, 13 Pistol rounds and a hand grenade were recovered from the possession of the above named accused who were formally arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody, police said.
“Preliminary investigation has revealed that the arrested militant associates were providing logistical and other materialistic support to the militants. Accordingly, a case under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Bomai and further investigation is going on”, reads the police statement,
The statement furthermore said Police in Bandipora also arrested three militant associates of LeT after receiving specific input regarding the activities of militant associates in Bandipora Town and its adjoining areas and identified them as Gh Mohammad, Irshad Hussain both residents of Ashtangoo Bandipora and Ashiq Hussain resident of Sopore. “Incriminating materials, arms and ammunition were recovered from their possession”, the statement reads.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that these militant associates were working to expand the militant activities of LeT especially foreign militants by providing them logistic and other material support including mobile phones and Sim cards. One among the arrested persons is a former militant and his anti-national activities have recycled many times during past. Further investigation is going on,” police in it’s statement said