Suspected LeT Militant Held In Jammu: Police

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Jammu- A suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant was arrested here and two grenades were recovered from him, a top police officer said on Monday.

Mohammad Ashraf, a resident of Lar-Mahore area of Reasi district, was found roaming suspiciously on the national highway bypass near Bagh-e-Bahu in Jammu at around 7.30 pm Sunday and tried to flee on seeing police personnel but was chased and apprehended, Inspector General of Police, Jammu, Mukesh Singh said.

He said two hand grenades were recovered from the bag which was found in the possession of Ashraf, who was presently living in Peerbagh Colony in Sunjawan area of the city.

“The arrested person is linked to the proscribed militant organization LeT and was tasked by the handlers from across the border to carry out grenade blasts in the city (Jammu),” the IGP said.

He said the handler across was in contact with more militant operatives, the search for whom was in progress.

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