Youth who joined LeT held from south Kashmir

SRINAGAR: A 20-year-old youth, who allegedly joined Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) militant outfit a week back, was arrested by security forces from his house in Shopian district of south Kashmir. Gazi Fayaz Ahmad Dar was arrested during a joint raid by the troops of 62 Rashtriya Rifles and police from his house at Kundlan village, 60 kms from here, last evening, a police official said today.

Gazi Fayaz Ahmad Dar was arrested during a joint raid by the troops of 62 Rashtriya Rifles and police from his house at Kundlan village, 60 kms from here, last evening, a police official said today.

He said an AK assault rifle with a magazine and 90 rounds of ammunition were recovered from Dar’s possession. Dar was among four youths including a policeman who reportedly joined the LeT group together on January 15 after the policeman deserted the force and ran away with four AK assault rifles and some ammunition. Constable Shakoor Ahmad Parrey who was posted as Personal Security Officer (PSO) of Sub-Divisional Police Officer Bijbehara, and two others are still absconding and efforts are on to nab them, the official said.

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