Sopore : Government forces on Tuesday arrested a new Lashkar-e-Toiba recruit in Sopore area of Baramulla district in north Kashmir.
Sources said that government forces including Sopore police, 22rr and 179CRPF laid a naka at Fruit Mandi Sopore and apprehended one Basit Najar of Sopore along with a pistol.
The sources said that on being questioned, Basit revealed that he along with his another associate namely Danish Matto recently joined LeT and were active in Sopore area.
Sources in police said Basit was earlier involved in number of stone-pelting incidents and series of cases stand registered against him. They said that he was also mastermind in organising stone-pelting in Sopore.
A police official said pictures of Basit posing with a pistol had also surfaced online on social media and he was seen leading protests during funeral of militants along with their associates.
Meanwhile Senior Superintend of police Harmeet Singh confirmed to Kashmir Despatch about the arrest of newly recruit militant Basit Ahmed.
2015 Kashmir Despatch