3 LeT militants arrested in Sopore: Police

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Sopore, Apr 11: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday evening claimed to have arrested three Lashkar-e-Tobia militants in Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Police in a statement issued to news agency, said that based on a specific information regarding movement of 3 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.

“During checking at naka it was observed that three persons were moving towards naka in suspicious conditions. The naka party asked them to stop. However, suspected individuals tried to flee from the spot, taking cover of darkness but, were nabbed by troops, ” the 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,” they said.

“During preliminary investigation, they revealed their identity as Tufail Ahmad Mir S/o Abdul Majeed Mir R/o Gund Mohalla, Barat Kalan Owais Ahmad Mir S/o Gh Hassan Mir R/o Mir Mohalla,Barat Kalan Shabir Ahmad Wagay S/o Nazir Ahmad Wagey R/o Masjid Mohalla, Pethabug, ” the police added.

They further said that the preliminary investigation revealed that the arrested militants are affiliated to LeT.

“Accordingly in this regard a case has been registered at Police Station, Bomai under relevant sections of law and further investigation is going on, ” police added—(KNO)