Three LeT hybrid militants arrested, 10 kgs IED recovered in Srinagar: Police

SRINAGAR — Jammu and Kashmir Police have averted a major tragedy by arresting three hybrid militants from whose possession a 10-kg IED and two hand grenades were recovered on Tuesday.

A police official told that Police arrested two hybrid militants identified as Aamir Mushtaq Dar S/o Mushtaq Ahmad Dar R/o Iqbalabad Sozaith Budgam and Kabil Rashid S/o Abdul Rashid Dar R/o Sicop Mohalla HMT Srinagar at a naka at Harnambal on Tuesday.

“Two grenades were recovered from their possession. They disclosed the name of their another associate Aqib Jamal Bhat S/o Mohd Jamal Bhat R/o Sozaith Budgam who was also arrested and during initial examination disclosed about an IED in his possession. The IED of approximately 10kg has been recovered in Rangreth on his instance, by a joint team of Srinagar Police and 62 RR,” he added.

A case under FIR no 69/2022 has been registered under the relevant sections of UAPA, explosives act and Arms Act in Police Station Chanpora.

All three persons are affiliated with LeT/TRF. Further investigation is on to unearth more facts. — (KDC)