Two LeT militants, five associates arrested: Police
Srinagar, Mar 1:
Security forces have arrested an associate of a Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militant
who was killed in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ganderbal district in
November last year, police said on Sunday.
investigation of the case pertaining to operation Kullan in which one LeT
militant was killed on November 12, 2019, it has been revealed that two
militants were brought to Ganderbal district by Fayaz Ahmed Bhat, a resident of
Akhal area of Kangan, a police official said.
He said Bhat is
an activist of Hurriyat Conference.
been found to have established contacts of militants with (the) locals of Kullan
area where they had (taken) refuge on different occasions and (the) said person
also ferried (the) militants from Bandipora to Ganderbal at the behest of
Pakistani handlers,” the official said.
Bhat was arrested
and a Chinese grenade was recovered from his possession, he said.
record also shows that the said person was involved in grenade lobbying at
Kangan police station in the year 2008 and an FIR under the Explosive
Substances Act was registered against him. He had remained in jail for a considerable
period and was also booked under the PSA (Public Safety Act),” the
in Srinagar said they have arrested two active militants affiliated with LeT.
On a credible
input, police along with security forces intercepted a militant borne Santro
vehicle bearing registration No. JK13C-0941 on Barzulla-Chanapora road.
the vehicle with two persons on board officers were able to recover arms and
ammunition from their possession. They have been identified as Vakeel Ahmed
Bhat @Abu Zarrar and Omar Ismail Das both residents of Bijbehara, Anantnag,” the police spokesperson
According to the
police records, the two are active militants affiliated with LeT. Both the militants have been arrested and shifted
to police station where they remain in custody.
materials including arms and ammunition recovered from their possession has
been seized and taken into records in order to probe their complicity in other
Case FIR No. 40/2020
under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Saddar.
Further investigation in the matter is in progress.
On the same day,
police in Budgam arrested four militant associates and arms and ammunition
recovered from their possession.
On a credible
input, police along with security forces arrested four militant associates
identified as Muzamil Nabi, Umer Ajaz both residents of Kanihama, Rouf Bhat and
Ishfaq Bhat both residents of Kantebagh SK Pora and recovered incriminating
materials including arms and ammunition from their possession.
“As per the
investigations, they were involved in providing logistic support and shelter to
the active militants operating in the areas of Magam Budgam,” the spokesperson
materials recovered from their possession has been seized and taken in to case
records for the purpose of investigation.
relevant sections of law stands registered in police station Magam and further
investigation is in progress.