LeT module busted in B’pora, 2 militants, as many aides held

Major tragedy averted: ADGP Kashmir

Srinagar: In a major breakthrough, Jammu and Kashmir Police alongwith security forces busted LeT militant module by arresting two active LeT militants and their two ‘important’ associates including a woman associate in Bandipora.

Incriminating materials, huge cache of arms & ammunition and material for preparing IED has been recovered from their possession, thereby averting a major tragedy, a police spokesman said.

Bandipora Police alongwith 13RR & CRPF during a cordon & search operation launched at Gundbal Nursery arrested two active militants of LeT. They have been identified as Musaib Mir @ Moya resident of Rakh Hajin and Arafat Farooq Wagey @ Dr Adil resident of Gulshnabad Hajin, police said.

Incriminating materials, arms & ammunition including 01 AK-47 rifle, 01 AK-56 riffle, 04 AK series Magazines, live rounds, RDX powder, nails & ball bearings, batteries 9 volt, detonators, IED mechanism circuit, remote control, loose wire and iron pipes etc have been recovered from their possession, police added.

The joint party also arrested their two ‘important associates’ identified as Imran Majeed Mir @Jaffar Bhaie resident of Wangipora Sumbal and Suraya Rashid Wani @Senty @Tabish resident of Wahab Parray Mohalla Hajin alongwith two hand grenades and other incriminating materials.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the busted militant module was being handled by LeT militant commander @Samama @Babar from PoK. The module was directed to carry out substantial attacks on civilians and security forces to instil fear in the minds of general public,” police said.

They were also tasked to carry out a powerful IED blast at any crowded public place to cause maximum civilian casualties thereby averting a major tragedy. Local public has appreciated the timely arrest of the Pak handled militant module, spokesman said.

Meanwhile, ADGP Kashmir congratulated joint forces for busting the module and averting a major tragedy. He also termed it as a big success in demolishing the militant infrastructure of north Kashmir.

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