Three LeT Militant Associates Arrested In Sopore, Claims Police

Srinagar: Sopore police claimed to have arrested three associates of (LeT) Lashkar-i-Toiba militant outfit from Sopore town in North Kashmir.

In a statement police said, “a joint naka was established by Sopore police, 22 RR and 179 BN CRPF at Chinar crossing Darpora in the jurisdiction of Police Station Bomai. During the naka checking it was noted that three persons coming from village Gund Brath towards village Bomai were roaming in suspicious conditions and were subsequently asked to stop, but they tried to flee from the spot, however were apprehended tactfully by the vigilant security forces.”

The arrested persons have been identified as Arafat Majeed Dar S/O Abdul Majeed Dar R/O Harwan Sopore, Tauseef Ahmed Dar S/O Lt Gh Hassan Dar R/O Taliyan Mohalla Arampora Sopore and Momin Nazir Khan S/O Nazir Ahmed Khan R/O Arampora Sopore AP Natipora Srinagar.

“Two pistols, two pistol magazines, thirteen pistol rounds and a hand grenade were recovered from their possession,” the statement added.

“Preliminary investigation has revealed that the arrested persons are associates/OGWs of proscribed militant organisation LeT and have been providing logistical and other materialistic support to militants. Accordingly, case has been registered at Police Station Bomai under relevant sections of law and further investigation is going on,” the statement ends.

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