Militant associate arrested in Budgam, incriminating material recovered: Police

BUDGAM: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested a militant associate and recovered incriminating material from his possession.

Police in a statement said that “Acting on specific information, a special joint checkpoint was established by Police and 43Bn CRPF at Harren Saibug area of Budgam. During checking, officers apprehended a militant associate identified as Fayaz Ahmed Bhat son of Mohammad Amin Bhat resident of Hakarmula Budgam linked with proscribed militant outfit LeT.”

They said that preliminary investigation revealed that the arrested militant associate was providing shelter, logistics and other material support including transportation of arms and ammunition to the active militants of proscribed militant outfit LeT in various areas of Budgam.

The arrested militant associate has been in touch with the PaK militant commanders through various social media platforms and was also in constant touch with LeT militant commanders in Kashmir, they said.

Incriminating material including posters of proscribed militant outfit LeT were recovered from the possession.

Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 152/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Budgam and investigation into the matter has been initiated. (KDC)

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