5 ‘Hybrid Militants’ Arrested in Srinagar, Sopore

Srinagar- Police on Thursday claimed to have arrested five alleged hybrid militants of Lashker-e-Taiba and its offshoot TRF from Srinagar and Sopore towns.

In Srinagar, based on specific input regarding movement of militants in the district, Srinagar Police laid special checkpoints at various locations, a police spokesperson said.

On one such checkpoint laid by Police & 50RR on Sanat Nagar Chowk-Rangreth road area, he said, one hybrid militant was arrested and incriminating materials, arms & ammunition including a pistol was recovered from his possession.

“On his disclosure during questioning, an anti-terrorist operation was launched in Pampore area, during which one more hybrid terrorist was arrested. During his search, arms & ammunition including 03 pistols were recovered from his possession,” he said.

He identified them as Naveed Shafi Wani of Shar Shali Khrew Pampore and Faizan Rashid Teli of Kadlabal Pampore.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the arrested duo was involved in transportation of terrorists, arms/explosive material & providing logistic support to the terrorists of proscribed terror outfit LeT in district Srinagar before as well,” the spokesperson said.

Moreover, he said, 6 Pistol magazines, 11 Pistol rounds, 01 Grenade, 16 Gelatin super power sticks, Cortex wire (6 mts approx), 08 Detonators have been recovered from their possession.

“Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 71/2022 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Saddar and further investigation is in progress,” he added.

Meanwhile in Sopore, the spokesperson said, on a specific input regarding movement of militants in the area, a joint naka established by Police alongwith Army (52RR) and CRPF (177Bn) at Takyabal Krankshivan intercepted 03 suspicious persons who tried to flee from the spot but were tactfully apprehended by the alert joint party.

“During search, 01 AK 47 rifle, 02 pistols, 02 magazines, 10 pistol rounds & 01 hand grenade were recovered from their possession,” he said.

He identified the trio as Rahid Mushtaq Ganie & Amir Shafqat Mir, both residents of Amargarh and Tahir Nisar Sheikh of Baag-e-Rehmat, Sopore.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the trio are uncategorised terrorists of proscribed terror outfit LeT and were in constant search of an opportunity to carry out terror attacks in the area,” he said.

Accordingly, the spokesperson said that a case under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Tarzoo and further investigation is in progress.

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