Police Claims of Busting LeT Militant Module in Budgam

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Arrests 1 militant, 4 associates 

Srinagar 19 July: Budgam police on Monday said that they in company with Army and CRPF busted a militant module of LeT outfit in the district and have arrested a local militant along with other four associates. 

Official handout said that acting on a specific information, Budgam Police along with 53RR and 43BN CRPF arrested one local militant linked with proscribed militant outfit LeT and recovered incriminating materials, arms & ammunition including one Chinese pistol, one magazine, 08 live pistol rounds from his possession. He has been identified as Mohd Younis Mir resident of Choon Budgam.

Following the questioning of the arrested militant, the officials stated that Budgam Police succeeded in busting a militant module of proscribed terror outfit LeT by arresting 04 terror associates. “Incriminating materials and ammunition including 02 hand grenades were also recovered from their possession. They have been identified as Imran  Zahoor Ganie resident of Kulbug Budgam, Umer Farooq Wani resident of Ompora Budgam, Faizan Qayoom Ganie and Shahnawaz Ahmad Mir both residents of Choon Budgam,” officials stated. 

It was further stated that as per preliminary investigation the arrested militants associates were involved in providing shelter, logistics and other material support including transportation of arms and ammunition to the active militants of proscribed terror outfit LeT in various areas of Budgam.

However, officials further added that the arrested local militant & other associates have been in touch with the PaK militant commanders through various social media platforms and were also in constant touch with local militant commanders of proscribed terror outfit LeT in Kashmir.

Furthermore, a case vide FIR No. 219/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Budgam and further investigation is in progress. (KNB)

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