he Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday claimed to have arrested two militant associates of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in north Kashmir.
The two were arrested from north Kashmir’s Bandipoira district and incriminating material was recovered from their possession, officials said on Friday.
A police spokesman in a statement issued here said, “Acting on specific inputs regarding movement of militant associates, Bandipora police along with 14 RR and CRPF laid a joint naka near Papachan Bandipora Bridge.
During checking two suspected persons were signalled to stop but they tried to flee. Acting swiftly the duo were apprehended and during search 02 live hand grenades were recovered from their possession.”
The duo as per the police spokesman have been identified as Abid Waza S/o Abdul Gani Waza and Shabir Ahmad Gojer S/o Mohd Abdulla Mir Gojer.
“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 terrorist of LeT in the area and they were tasked by their handlers to carry grenade attack on security forces in Bandipora,” said the police spokesman.
In this regard Case FIR under relevant sections of law has been registered in P/S Bandipora and further investigation has been taken up. the spokesman added.