J&K: 4 associates of Lashkar terrorist outfit arrested in Budgam

Two arrested
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Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): Jammu and Kashmir Police have arrested four militant associates of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorist outfit during Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in Beerwah area of Central Kashmir’s Budgam district, the officials said.

They said that a joint team of Budgam Police and Army’s 53 RR arrested four terrorist associates of LeT outfit during a massive search operation at Pethkoot area of Beerwah, Budgam.

“On a credible input, Budgam police along with 53 RR of army arrested four terrorist associates identified as Shakil Ahmad Wani, son of Ghulam Ahmad Wani , Showkat Ahmad, son of Abdul Rashid both residents of Pethkot Beerwah, Aqib Maqbool Khan, son of Muhammad Maqbool Khan resident of- Chedbug budgam and Ajaz Ahmad Dar, son of Asadullah Dar of Cherwani Chrarsharief,” officials said.

They said arms, ammunition and other incriminating material has been recovered from the arrested persons.

Police also stated that the arrested persons were involved in providing logistic support and shelter to the active militants of LeT operating in Budgam district.

In addition to this, officials said a case under FIR number 225/2020 at Police Station Beerwah under relevant sections of UAPA is registered against them and further investigation is in progress.

-RJV