Kashmir : LeT militant arrested in North Kashmir, arms & ammunition recovered

Srinagar : Jammu and Kashmir Police along with Marine Commando Force (MARCOS) apprehended an overground worker (OGW) of LeT and recovered arms and ammunition from his possession in Hajin area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.

A spokesman of police said that acting on a specific information, a police party of Sub Division Sumbal along with MARCOS launched a cordon and search operation during the intervening night of 6/7thof January in the fringes of Wular lake at Banyari in the jurisdiction of Police Station Hajin under the supervision of SSP Bandipora.

“During the wee hours, a suspicious person was noticed and was challenged to stop. When the said suspicious person found himself encircled by the forces, he surrendered by raising his hands. On his search one pistol, pistol magazine, 04 pistol rounds, one AK 47 magazine, 30 AK rounds, 02 UBGL grenades and a Chinese hand grenade was recovered from his possession”, the official said.

During the preliminary investigation, the identity of the accused has been ascertained as Idress Ahmad Baba son of Muzaffar Ahmad Baba resident of Asham. It also came to fore that he is working with banned militant outfit LeT.

A case FIR number 02/2018 under section 7/25 Arms Act has been registered at Police Station Hajin and further investigation is going on.

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