Two active LeT militants, 5 associates arrested in Kashmir

Mubashir Bukhari

Srinagar (NVI): Jammu and Kashmir police today claimed to have arrested two active militants and five associates from different places in Kashmir.

Two active militants belonging to LeT outfit were arrested in Srinagar while five militant associates were arrested in Ganderbal and Budgam districts respectively.

“On a credible input, Police along with security forces intercepted a militant borne Santro vehicle bearing registration No. JK13C-0941 on Barzulla-Chanapora road. While checking the vehicle with two persons on board officers was able to recover arms and ammunition from their possession,” police said in official statement.

They have been identified as Vakeel Ahmed Bhat @Abu Zarrar and Omar Ismail Das, both residents of Bijbehara, Anantnag.

Police said that both the arrested militants have been shifted to police station where they remain in custody.

“Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition recovered from their possession has been seized and taken into records in order to probe their complicity in other terror crimes,” police said.

A case under FIR No. 40/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Saddar.

In a separate incident, Police in Ganderbal arrested a militant associate linked to LeT.

He has been identified as Fayaz Ahmed Bhat, a resident of Akhal Kangan.

As per police records, he was involved in assisting the active militants of LeT operating in the areas of Ganderbal.

“As per the investigations, he was involved in providing logistic support and shelter to the active militants of LeT operating in the areas of Ganderbal besides transporting militants from one district to another district. Moreover, he was also involved in lobbing grenade on Police Station Kangan regarding which a case stands registered at PS Kangan,” police said.

Similarly, in Budgam, police have arrested four militant associates and recovered huge arms and ammunition 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,” police said.

Police said that they were involved in providing logistic support and shelter to the active militants operating in the areas of Magam Budgam.