Srinagar, Oct 30: Jammu and Kashmir police on Friday claimed to have arrested two militant associates of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) in Handwara.
“On specific inputs, checkpoints were established by Handwara Police along with 21RR and 92 Bn CRPF at different locations in the town. During checking at Chinar Park Handwara, two persons while riding on a bike bearing registration number JK09B-1827 were intercepted and apprehended by the search party when they tried to escape from the spot,” Police said in a statement.
They have been identified as Liyakat Ahmad Mir, son of Abdul Ahad Mir and Aqib Rashid Mir, son of Abdul Rashid Mir—both residents of Hayan Trehgam Kupwara.
“Arms and ammunition have been recovered from their possession. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation,” police said, adding that as per the police records, they were involved in providing shelter, logistic and other support to the active LeT militants besides assisting them in transporting arms & ammunition to South Kashmir.
In this connection, police said that a case under FIR number 363/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Handwara and further investigation has been initiated.