Four LeT militant associates arrested in Tral, says police

SRINAGAR — Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday claimed to have arrested four associates of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant outfit at Tral area of Awantipora in Pulwama district.

Jammu and Kashmir Police in a press release said that police alongwith security forces arrested four militant associates linked with proscribed militant outfit LeT and recovered explosive/incriminating materials from their possession.

The press release stated that the arrested militant associates have been identified as Karamat-ul-lah Reshi, son of Mehraj-ud-din Reshi and Suhail Bashir Ganai, son of Bashir Ah Ganai, both residents of Chewa Uller Tral, Adil Ghani Lone, son of Abdul Ghani Lone, resident of Karamulla Tral and Irshad Ahmed Kumar, son of Manzoor Ahmed Kumar, resident of Tral-e-Payeen.

Incriminating materials including explosive substance has been recovered from their possession, the press release added.

The press release further stated that during preliminary investigation, it was revealed that the arrested militant associates were in touch with LeT militant commander @Babar @Samama resident of Pok and were in a bid to hatch conspiracy to plant IED in Tral area with the intend to cause damage to Police/Security Forces.

The press release further added that the arrested militant associates were also involved in transportation of arms and ammunition and other logistic support to the active militants of LeT.

Accordingly, a case FIR No.164/2022 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Tral and further investigation has been set into motion, reads the press release. — (KIMS)