Srinagar: Three terror associates of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) offshoot were arrested from a checkpoint in Natipora area of this capital city, a police spokesperson said Friday.
Acting on specific intelligence, he said, a small team of Srinagar police at a checkpoint established at Harnabal Natipora arrested three terrorist associates linked with TRF.
Police identified them as Imran Ahmad Najar, Waseem Ahmad Matta and Wakeel Ahmad Bhat.
“From their possession, police recovered 03 hand grenades, 10 pistol rounds, 25 AK-47 rounds and other incriminating materials,” he said.
Wakeel, the spokesperson said, was earlier an active terrorist linked with ISJK & was released recently on bail after being lodged in jail for two years.
“During preliminary investigation, it came to fore that the trio had collected the explosive substances and ammunition from active terrorists of TRF for carrying terrorist activities in Srinagar city, thereby averted a terror threat,” he said
Subsequently, the spokesperson said, a case FIR number 46/23 under section 3/4 Explosive Act, 7/25 Arms Act, 18, 23, 39 UAPA Act was registered at Police Station Chanapora and investigation has been set into motion.
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