Srinagar, Jun 30: Police along with security forces have arrested five militants linked with LeT in Srinagar & Sopore. Incriminating materials, arms and ammunition have been recovered from their possession.
In Srinagar, based on specific input regarding movement of militants in the district, Srinagar Police laid special checkpoints at various locations. On one such checkpoint laid by Police & 50RR on Sanat Nagar Chowk-Rangreth road area, one hybrid militant was arrested. Incriminating materials, arms & ammunition including a pistol was recovered from his possession.
On his disclosure during questioning, an anti-terrorist operation was launched in Pampore area, during which one more hybrid militant was arrested. During his search, arms & ammunition including 03 pistols were recovered from his possession.
The duo has been identified as Naveed Shafi wani son of Mohd Shafi Wani resident of Shar Shali Khrew Pampore and Faizan Rashid Teli son of Abdul Rashid Teli resident of Kadlabal Pampore.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the arrested duo was involved in transportation of militants, arms/explosive material & providing logistic support to the terrorists of proscribed terror outfit LeT in district Srinagar before as well.
Moreover, 06 Pistol magazines, 11 Pistol rounds, 01 Grenade, 16 Gelatin super power sticks, Cortex wire (6 mts approx), 08 Detonators have been recovered from their possession.
Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 71/2022 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Saddar and further investigation is in progress.
Meanwhile in Sopore, on a specific input regarding movement of militants in the area, a joint naka established by Police alongwith Army (52RR) and CRPF (177Bn) at Takyabal Krankshivan intercepted 03 suspicious persons who tried to flee from the spot but were tactfully apprehended by the alert joint party. During search, 01 AK 47 rifle, 02 pistols, 02 magazines, 10 pistol rounds & 01 hand grenade were recovered from their possession. They have been identified as Rahid Mushtaq Ganie son of Mushtaq Ahmad Ganie & Amir Shafqat Mir son of Mohammad Shafi Mir, both residents of Amargarh and Tahir Nisar Sheikh son of Nisar Ahmad Sheikh resident of Baag-e-Rehmat, Sopore.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the trio are uncategorised militants of LeT and were in constant search of an opportunity to carry out attacks in the area.
Accordingly, a case under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Tarzoo and further investigation is in progress.
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