Sopore: Three Lashker-e-Toiba militants were arrested in Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
“Today based on a specific information regarding movement of 03 suspected individuals from Wadoora Bala to Sonarwain bridge, who were likely to carryout attack on Security Forces, a joint Naka was established by 22 RR, Sopore Police, and 179 Bn CRPF at Sonarwain bridge near Village Wadoora Bala falling under jurisdiction of Police Station,Bomai,” police said in a statement.
“During checking at naka it was observed that three persons were moving towards naka in suspicious conditions. The naka party observed their suspicious body language and subsequently asked them to stop,” police said, adding, “However, suspected individuals tried to flee from the spot, taking cover of darkness but, were nabbed by alert and vigilant troops.”
The troops assessed the situation and displayed extreme restraint in not opening fire, keeping in mind the darkness and civilians in proximity of the area, police said. “Upon their search, 03 Pistols, 03 Magazines, 22 rounds of Pistols, 01 Grenade and Rs 79,800 cash were recovered from their possession.”
During preliminary investigation, police said, they revealed their identity as Tufail Ahmad Mir son of Abdul Majeed Mir of Gund Mohalla,Barat Kalan
Owais Ahmad Mir son of Ghulam Hassan Mir of Mir Mohalla,Barat Kalan and
Shabir Ahmad Wagay son of Nazir Ahmad Wagey of Masjid Mohalla,Pethabug.
“The preliminary investigation revealed that the arrested (militants) are affiliated to LeT,” police said, adding, “Accordingly in this regard a case has been registered at Police Station, Bomai under relevant sections of Law and further investigation is going on.”