Srinagar: A militant aide, linked with LeT, was arrested in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district, police said on Thursday.
“Acting on specific input, a special joint motor vehicle checking point was established by Baramulla police, 29 RR and 2nd Bn SSB at Dolipora Morh.
“During checking, a suspicious person upon seeing the security party tried to flee from the spot, but was apprehended after a brief chase,” a police official said.
He has been identified as Iqbal Mir, son of Ghulam Nabi Mir, resident of Mungam Wagoora.
Police said during search, incriminating material, ammunition including an AK magazine, 20 AK rounds, two UBGL grenades and two detonators concealed in a bag were recovered from his possession.
“During preliminary investigation, it was learnt that he was a close associate of active militant Hilal Sheikh alias Hanzulla, resident of Shrakwara Kreeri affiliated with proscribed militant outfit LeT and he was also in contact with Pakistani militant Usman,” the police said.