Srinagar- A militant associate of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) outfit was arrested in the Baramulla district of North Kashmir, police said on Wednesday.
On a specific information regarding the movement of militants in village Nowpora Jageer in the Kreeri area of the north Kashmir district, government forces launched a cordon and search operation (CASO) there, a police spokesperson said.
During the search, a suspected person tried to flee after noticing the government forces, but was apprehended, he said.
The spokesman identified the person as Mohammad Seediq Lone, a resident of Nowpora Jageer, Kreeri.
Incriminating materials, arms and ammunition including a pistol, a pistol magazine and three pistol rounds were recovered from his possession, he said.
During preliminary questioning, Lone revealed he was working as a militant associate of the proscribed militant outfit LeT and was in touch with active militants Adil Dantoo of Sopore and foreign militant Usman Bhai of Pakistan, he said.
Lone also said he has acquired arms and ammunition from these militants for carrying out targeted killings and to terrorise the public in the Baramulla district, the spokesperson said.
A case has been registered and an investigation has been initiated, he added.
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