Bandipora, Aug 24: The Jammu and Kashmir police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested six militant associates with the Lashkar-e-Tobia militant outfit and recovered incriminating material from their possession in Pathkoot area of North Kashmir’s Bandipora district.
An official said that acting on a specific input about anti- national activity in the general area of Bandipora, a Lashkar-e-Toiba module was busted by joint forces in which six militant associates have been arrested.
“Incriminating arms and ammunition have been recovered from their possession which includes two live hand grenades, two detonators,15 AK series rounds , two matrix sheets and other materials, ” he said.
He said that arrested militants have been identified as Muzaffar Mohiuddin Lone, Mohammad Amin Lone, Rizwan Qadir Lone, Imtiyaz Ahmad Lone, Javaid Ahmed Lone and Mohammad Saleem Khan.
“On preliminary enquiry, it was revealed that the accused were associated with militant outfit LeT and were providing shelter, logistics and other material support to active militants of LeT in Bandipora district,” police official said.
“In this regard Case FIR under relevant sections of law has been registered and further investigation has been taken up,” he said.
Meanwhile, security forces busted a militant hideout in the forest area of Aloosa Bandipora and seized arms, ammunition.
An official said that based on specific information, Army’s 26-Assam Rifles unit launched a cordon-and-search operation following which the hideout was found in Nagmarg forest area of Aloosa.
He said that during searches a huge cache of arms and ammunition, including 10 UBGL rounds and two chinese grenades and other incriminating material.
The official said that a case under relevant sections of laws has been registered and further has been taken up in this regard.