Srinagar, Nov 7: Police in Sopore have cracked the recent IED blast case of Kenusa Bandipora by arresting two LeT hybrid terrorists involved in the said terror crime. 03 IEDs have been recovered from their possession, thereby averting a major tragedy.
Acting on specific information, a special checkpoint was established by police near Watlab Crossing in Sopore. During checking a suspicious person carrying a white coloured bag coming from Bandipora towards Watlab was signalled to stop. However, the said suspicious person tried to flee from the spot but he was tactfully apprehended by the alert police party. On search, 02 IEDs were recovered from the white coloured bag he was carrying with. He has been identified as Irshad Ahmad Ganie @ Shahid son of Sonawallha Ganie resident of Kehnusa Bandipora.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the accused person is a hybrid terrorist linked with proscribed terror outfit LeT. On his further disclosure, another hybrid terrorist identified as Wasim Raja Lone son of Ghulam Mohd Lone resident of Kehnusa Bandipora was arrested from whose possession one more IED was recovered.
During further questioning, the arrested duo revealed that they had planned and executed the IED attack in Kenusa area of Bandipora on 27/10/2022.
By the arrest and recovery of 03 number of IEDs, Police have averted a possible major tragedy as the arrested accused were planning to carry out more IED blasts.
In this regard, a case FIR no 251/2022 under relevant sections of law has been registered and further investigation is in progress.
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