Srinagar- Four terror associates of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) were arrested by government forces in Baramulla district of North Kashmir, police said Wednesday.
In a handout issued here, a police spokesperson said that a joint team of police, army’s 52 and 53 RR and CRPF during naka checking at Naradhiri-Dangerpora junction apprehended Gh Hassan Mir and Mukhtar Ahmad Khan. The duo, he said, were apprehended tactfully when they tried to flee after noticing the security forces.
Upon their search, the spokesperson said, Chinese pistol, one magazine 12 live rounds and 2 hand grenades were recovered from their possession.
He said that an FIR. 68/2023 U/S 7/25 IA ACT, 13,18,23,39 UAPA was registered in Police Station Sheeri and investigation was started.
During the course of investigation and upon their disclosure, the spokesperson said, two more persons Altaf Ahmad Rather and Farooq Ahmad Naqeeb were summoned for questioning.
During questioning, he said, the duo admitted to possessing arms and ammunition.
“As a result of their disclosures, 2 hand grenades were recovered from both suspects, leading to their arrest in the ongoing case,” the spokesperson said.
Further investigation, he said, revealed that all four accused individuals had previously worked with the terrorist associate Mudassir Ahmad Sheikh, who is presently detained under PSA.
The spokesperson further said that the investigation is ongoing in this case.
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