LeT hybrid militant arrested in Baramulla, says police

SRINAGAR — Police on Saturday claimed to have arrested a hybrid militant of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant outfit in Kreeri area of Baramulla district in North Kashmir and recovered arms and ammunition from his possession.

Police in a statement said, “Based on reliable input regarding movement of militant in Kreeri area, joint parties of Police and Army 29 RR established naka at Kreeri. During naka checking 1 Hybrid militant of LeT outfit was apprehended by along with arms and ammunitions.”

The hybrid militant has been identified as Mohd Iqbal Bhat S/O Gulzar Ahmad Bhat R/O Tilgam Payeen.

“Incriminating materials, arms and ammunition including 1 Pistol, 1 Pistol Magazine and 7 Rounds Pistol Ammunition was recovered from his possession”, the statement said.

The statement further said that “the hybrid militant has been actively involved in providing logistics support for militant activities and was in touch with Pakistani militant Saifullah and Abu Zarar.”

“The successful apprehension of the hybrid militant has evaded major militant plots and busted the module responsible for various recent attacks on PRI members and non locals in addition the militant was actively involved in providing chemicals and other materials for carrying out an IED attack on National Highway between Narbal and Renji”, the statement added.

“Interrogation of the apprehended militant is likely to give further inputs for future counter terrorism operations”, the statement ends. — (KIMS)