5 Hybrid Militants Arrested in Srinagar, Sopore: Police

5 Hybrid Militants Arrested in Srinagar, Sopore: Police

Mohammad Abu Bakar

Srinagar, June 30 : Security forces in Kashmir districts arrested five ‘hybrid’ militants of Lashker-e-Toiba and its offshoot TRF on Thursday.

An official told Kashmir Despatch that “Two hybrid (militants) were arrested by a team of Srinagar Police & (army’s) 50RR.

The officer identified them as Naveed Shafi wani of Khrew Pampore & Faizan Rashid Teli of kadlabal Pampore,. He said both were are affiliated with TRF, said to be outshoot LeT.

Meanwhile police in a tweet said , “Arms/ammunition, explosives & incriminating material like 4 pistols, live rounds, 16 gelatine sticks, grenade etc. recovered.”

In another major development to security forces three militant arrested in Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Police spoksperson said “Today on a specific input regarding movement of (militants) a joint naka was established at 18:40 hours by police, (army’s) 52 RR and 177 battalion CRPF at Takyabal Krankshivan in Tarzoo Sopore,”.

“During checking a suspicious movement of three persons was observed who were coming from Dharnambal towards Takyabal and on seeing the naka party suspected persons tried to flee from the spot but the security forces apprehended them tactfully.” During their searches two pistols, he said, two magazines, 10 pistol rounds, one hand grenade, one Ak-47 rifle were recovered from their possession he said.

During questioning, he said, they revealed  their identity as Rahid Mushtaq Ganie son of Mushtaq Ahmad Ganie of Amargarh, Amir Shafqat Mir son of Mohammad Shafi Mir of Amargarh and Tahir Nisar Sheikh son of Nisar Ahmad Sheikh of Baag-e-Rehmat Sopore.

“Preliminary investigation revealed the arrested individuals are uncategorised (militants) of LeT, who were planning to attack security forces and civilians.”

Accordingly, he said, a case under relevant sections has been lodged at Police Station Tarzoo. “Further investigation is still going on.”

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