Lashkar militant associate arrested in Shopian: Police

SRINAGAR (KIMS) — Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday claimed to have arrested an associate of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant outfit in Shopian district and recovered arms and ammunition from his possession.

Police in a statement said, During naka checking at Nagisheran, a joint party of Shopian Police, Army (34RR) and CRPF (178Bn) intercepted an individual who attempted to evade the joint party suspiciously but was apprehended tactfully by the alert joint party.

The statement said, the individual has been identified as Mohd Asgar Dar, son of Mohd Amin Dar, a resident of Nagisheran, Shopian.

Incriminating materials, arms and ammunition including 1 Pistol, 1 Magazine and 8 Live Rounds were recovered from his possession, the statement said.

Preliminary investigation reveals that he was working as a militant associate of proscribed militant outfit LeT, the statement added.

Accordingly, a case under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Imamsahib and further investigation has been initiated, the statement said. — (KIMS)