Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday claimed to have arrested a militant affiliated with Lashkar-e-Toiba.
A police spokesman in a statement said, “Based on credible input, a joint team of Srinagar and Ganderbal Police arrested an active militant of LeT from Kangan area of Ganderbal.”
“The active militant has been identified as Zubair Shabir Bhat son of Shabir Ahmad Bhat resident of Malpora Qazigund,” a police spokesman said.
“He was affiliated with militant outfit LeT and was a close associate of militant commander Naveed Jutt @Hanzalla and Umar Rashid Wani @Abu Haadi,” he said.
“He was wanted by law for his complicity in a series of crimes. Zubair was involved in several conspiracies of weapon snatching and other crimes including threatening of panchayat and ULB candidates in Anantnag and Kulgam districts recently,” he added.
“He was also involved in many crimes including case FIR number 128/2018 U/S 147, 148, 336 RPC of PS Qazigund. He was also involved in planning attacks on the forces establishments in the area including attacks on local police personnel deployed for duties inside the city,” said police spokesman.
“Huge quantity of incriminating material has been seized from Zubair. A case under relevant sections of law has been registered in the matter and further investigation is in progress. His complicity in other crimes is also being investigated,” a police spokesman in a statement said.