Srinagar: Police on Friday claimed to have arrested three militant associates of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) outfit and recovered arms & ammunition from Hajin area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.
A police spokesman said acting on specific inputs, Bandipora police along with 13 RR and 45 BN CRPF apprehended three suspected militant associates of LeT, in a joint operation at Rakhi Hajin and recovered arms, ammunition from their possession which include three live Hand grenades, one AK-47 magazine and 21 live rounds of AK 47.
“On preliminary inquiry, it was revealed that the accused were associated with LeT outfit and were providing shelter, logistics and other material support to active militants of LeT in Sumbal and Hajin area,” he said.
He identified the arrested militant associates as Bashir Ahmed Mir, son Abdul Ahad Mir of Rakhi Hajin, Irfan Ahmad Bhat alias Ifa, son of Ghulam Ahmad Bhat of Bonikhan Mohalla Hajin, Hilal Ahmad Parray, son Ghulam Mustaffa Parray of Parray Mohalla Hajin.
He said a case under FIR number 10/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered and investigation initiated—(KNO)