2 Militant Associates Arrested In Central Kashmir’s Budgam: Police

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Srinagar- Police on Monday claimed to have arrested two militant associates belonging to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and recovered incriminating material in central Kashmir’s Budgam district.

A police spokesperson said that following specific information, a checkpoint was established by police and 53 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) at Chadoora in Budgam on Sunday.

“State forces intercepted two persons at the checkpoint and during checking recovered incriminating material, including flags, banners and letter pad from their possession,” he said.

He said the accused were identified as Sameer Ahmed Ittoo and Ubaid Ameen Mallah, both residents of Tarigam Kulgam. “A case FIR No 6/2020 has been registered under relevant sections of UAPA in Police Station Chadoora,” he said.

He said during initial investigation it has come to the fore that these persons are involved in grenade lobbying incidents in Pulwama and Kulgam districts of south Kashmir. “The duo also used to make posters, banners and flags of banned militant organizations on the directions of their handlers from across the borders,” he said.

“They were also actively involved in recruiting militants and OGWs with the aim to further militant activities in Budgam. Timely action by police and security forces has prevented major militant activities in the area,” he added.

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