Lashkar militant associate arrested in Baramulla, says Police

SRINAGAR — Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested an associate of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant outfit in Singhpora, Pattan area of Baramulla district in North Kashmir.

Police in a press release said, during naka checking at Singhpora, Pattan, joint forces of Baramulla Police, Army’s 29 RR and 2 Bn SSB noticed a person wearing Pheran (Gown) coming from Matipora side, on seeing the naka party he tried to flee from the spot but the alert party chased him and was apprehended tactfully.

During his personal search, 71 live rounds of AK-47 were recovered, and he was taken into custody immediately, it said.

The press release further said, during questioning, he revealed his name as Ali Mohammad Bhat, son of Gh Rasool Bhat of Bonichakal Arampora Pattan and is working as a militant Associate with banned militant organisation LeT outfit.

A case under sections of Arms and ULA (P) Act stands registered in Police Station Pattan and investigation is set into motion, the press release said. — (KIMS)