7 arrested as Jammu & Kashmir Police busts LeT module

Monday, 16 May 2022 (19:22 IST)
Srinagar:Security forces have busted a module of the Laskhar-e-Toiba (LeT) in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir by arresting three militants and their four associates, police said on Monday. Those arrested included an active Pakistani trained militant, two militants and four militant associates including a woman. The arrests were made days after three militants including two Pakistanis were killed in two gunfights in the district.

Police identified the Pakistan-trained militant as Arif Ajaz Shehri of Nadihal, who had went to Pakistan on a valid visa in 2018 through the Wagah border and infiltrated back after obtaining arms training and started actively working with LeT in Bandipora. “The two terrorists have been identified as Ajaz Ahmad Reshi of Rampora and Shariq Ahmad Lone of Gundpora. They were tasked to carry out attacks on police and security forces and other soft targets particularly in Bandipora,” a police spokesman said. Moreover, the four arrested militant associates including a female have been identified by the police as Riyaz Ahmad Mir, Ghulam Mohammad Waza, Maqsood Ahmad Malik and Sheema Shafi Waza. “Preliminary investigation revealed that the arrested terrorist associates were involved in harbouring terrorists, providing logistics/material support including transportation of terrorist in the Bandipora.

The female was also involved in providing Wi-Fi hotspot, accommodation and ferrying terrorists in Bandipora,” police said. He said incriminating materials, arms and ammunition including two pistols, three magazines, 25 pistol rounds and three hand grenades were recovered from their possession. (UNI)

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