Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police alongwith security forces have arrested two militant associates linked with Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) in Sopore and recovered incriminating materials including arms & ammunition, IED from their possession.
Based on a specific input regarding presence of 02 suspected individuals near Saidpora Bypass area, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Police, Army (22 RR) and CRPF (179 Bn) in the said area, a ;police spokesman said.
During the search operation, 02 suspected individuals were spotted trying to run away in an attempt to break the cordon. Assessing the situation, the vigilant troops displayed situational awareness, extreme restraint and exceptional fire control in not opening the fire, police said.
Subsequently, both the suspected individuals were arrested on the spot. They have been identified as Kaiser Manzoor Mir son of Manzoor Ahmad resident of Behl Mohalla Saidpora and Muzaffar Majeed Mir son of Abdul Majeed Mir resident of Shalpora, Brat Kalan, police said.
During initial questioning, both the arrested accused persons confessed that they were working as associates for local active militant Bilal Ahmad Mir resident of Brath Kalan Sopore linked with LeT.
Incriminating materials, arms and ammunition including 15 Pistol rounds, 25 AK-47 rounds, 01 IED and 02 Hand Grenades were recovered from their possession, police said, adding that a case under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station and further investigation is in progress.