Five LeT terrorists arrested in Srinagar, Sopore
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SRINAGAR: Five terrorists linked with proscribed terror outfit Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) in Srinagar and Sopore, police said adding that Incriminating materials, arms and ammunition have been recovered from their possession.
In Srinagar, based on specific input regarding movement of terrorists in the district, Srinagar Police laid special checkpoints at various locations. On one such checkpoint laid by Police and50RR on Sanat Nagar Chowk-Rangreth road area, one hybrid terrorist was arrested. Incriminating materials, arms and 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 terrorist was arrested. During search, arms and ammunition including three 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 terrorists, arms, explosive material and providing logistic support to the terrorists of proscribed terror outfit LeT in district Srinagar before as well.
Moreover, six Pistol magazines, 11 Pistol rounds and other ammunition was 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 terrorists in the area, a joint naka established by Police alongwith Army (52RR) and CRPF (177Bn) at Takyabal Krankshivan intercepted three suspicious persons who tried to flee from the spot but were tactfully apprehended by the alert joint party. During search, arms and ammunition recovered from their possession. They have been identified as Rahid Mushtaq Ganie, son of Mushtaq Ahmad Ganie and 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 terrorists of proscribed terror outfit LeT and were in constant search of an opportunity to carry out terror 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.