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Two militant associates arrested in Budgam: Police

February 15, 2021

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Police have arrested two militant associates of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen (TuM).

The two were arrested from Central Kashmir’s Budgam district and incriminating material was recovered from their possession, officials said on Monday.

“Budgam police along with 53RR have arrested two militant associates of LeT and TuM,” police said.

They have been identified as Sameer Ahmed Ittoo and Ubaid Ameen Mallah both residents of district Kulgam. Incriminating materials including flags, banners and letter pad have been recovered from their possession.

Police said during the preliminary investigation, it has come to fore that these persons were involved in grenade lobbying incidents in Pulwama and Kulgam districts of South Kashmir. They were also making posters, banners and flags of banned militant organisations on the directions of their handlers across the LoC for further distribution at various locations in Central and South Kashmir.

“They were also actively involved in recruiting militants and over ground workers (OGWs) with the aim to carry further militant activities in Budgam,” police said.

An FIR has been registered and further investigation has been initiated.

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