LeT militant module busted; two J&K residents arrested: Punjab Police

CHANDIGARH — The State Special Operation Cell-Amritsar police along with a central agency busted a module of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant outfit, Punjab Police said on Saturday.

The Operation Cell also arrested two persons in this case who are residents of Jammu and Kashmir, they said.

Two improvised explosive devices, two hand grenades, a pistol, two magazines, 24 cartridges, a timer switch, eight detonators and four batteries were seized from them, they said.

Director General of Police (DGP), Punjab, Gaurav Yadav in a post on X (formerly Twitter) said, “In a major breakthrough, SSOC-Amritsar in a joint operation with Central agency busted a LeT module and arrested 2 persons who are residents of J&K. Seizure: 2 IEDs, 2 Hand Grenades, 1 pistol with 2 Magazines, 24 cartridges, 1 Timer Switch, 8 Detonators & 4 Batteries.”

He said, the militant module was handled by Firdaus Ahmed Bhat, an active member of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and termed the arrests as a ”major blow to militant module.”

“Militant module handled by Firdaus Ahmed Bhat, an active member of the Lashkar-e-Taiba. Major blow to militant module attempting to disturb peace in Punjab,” the post on X (formerly Twitter) said.