Two ‘Militant Associates’ Held In Baramulla

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Srinagar- Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested two militant associates of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) from Baramulla district of north Kashmir.

Police received specific information through reliable sources that an unknown militant group from Khachadari, Zehanpora were using illegal arms and ammunition against police and other security forces in the main town to disturb the peace and law & order, a police spokesperson said Wednesday.

Acting on the information, he said, Police, Army’s 46RR and the personnel of SSB 2nd battalion and CRPF 53battalion established many checkpoints within the jurisdiction of Police Station Sheeri.

“Among them, one Naka was established on Zehanpora-Khadniyar link road and during checking one Scooty bearing registration number JK05A- 9328 which was coming from Zehanpora with pillion ride was noticed moving in suspicious circumstances,” he said.

On noticing the naka party, the spokesperson said that the duo tried to flee away from spot, however the alert party apprehended both the persons tactfully.

“During their personal search, incriminating materials including 40 live rounds of AK-47 were recovered from their possession,” he said.

He identified the duo as Imtiyaz Ahmad and Muneer Ahmad, both residents of Khachadari Zehanpora.

The spokesperson also claimed that during preliminary investigation, the arrested duo confessed that they are working for LeT (TRF) and involved in transportation of illegal arms and ammunition used to carry out attacks on Police/ SFs.

“Accordingly, a case under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Sheeri and further investigation is in progress,” he added.

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