Four Lashkar militant associates arrested in Bandipora: Police

BANDIPORA — Jammu and Kashmir police on Sunday claimed to have busted a module of Lashkar-i-Toiba (LeT) militant outfit in Bandipora district in North Kashmir and arrested its four associates.

Police in a statement said, on a specific input security forces arrested three militant associates identified as Irfan Ahmad Bhat R/o Ashtango, Sajad Ahmad Mir R/o Arin and Irfan Ahmad Jan R/o Qazipora Bandipora at Ashtango area of the district and recovered one Chinese Grenade and other incriminating material from their possession.

Militant associate identified as Irfan Aziz Bhat R/o Hajin was also arrested during naka at Rakh Hajin and one chinese grenade was recovered from his possession, the statement said.

The said militant associate was also in tounch with Pak based militant Umer Lala & killed militant Saleem Parray of Hajin. The said militant associate along with his Pak based militant were planning to create terror incident in Hajin area, the statement added.

In both the Cases, Cognizance has been taken in Police station Bandipora & Hajin under relevant Section of Law & further investigation taken up, the statement ends.