Budgam, Jul 19: Jammu and Kashmir police on Monday claimed to have busted a Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) module by arresting a local militant along with four associates from Central Kashmir’s Budgam district.
Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition have been recovered from their possession, police said in a statement.
“Acting on a specific information, Budgam police along with 53RR and 43BN CRPF arrested one local militant linked with LeT and recovered incriminating materials, arms and ammunition including one Chinese pistol, one magazine, eight live pistol rounds from his possession,” police said while identifying the arrested militant as Muhammad Younis Mir of Choon Budgam.
Upon questioning of the arrested militant, Budgam police succeeded in busting a militant module of LeT by arresting four associates. “Incriminating materials and ammunition including two hand grenades were also recovered from their possession,” police said.
They have been identified as Imran Zahoor Ganie of Kulbug Budgam, Umer Farooq Wani of Ompora Budgam, Faizan Qayoom Ganie and Shahnawaz Ahmad Mir—both residents of Choon Budgam.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the arrested militant associates were involved in providing shelter, logistics and other material support including transportation of arms and ammunition to the active militants of LeT in various areas of Budgam, police said.
The arrested local militant and other associates have been in touch with the PaK militant commanders through various social media platforms and were also in constant touch with local militant commanders of LeT in Kashmir.
Accordingly, police said that a case vide FIR number 219/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Budgam and further investigation is in progress.
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