Three militant associates arrested in Baramulla: Police

SRINAGAR (KIMS) — Jammu and Kashmir Police on Sunday claimed to have arrested three militant associates in Baramulla district and recovered arms and ammunition from their possession.

The arrested associates were affiliated with Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant outfit.

Jammu and Kashmir Police in a statement said, “On 25/11/2023 during joint Naka checking and patrolling with 13 SIKHLI, 185 BN BSF and Baramulla Police at Kalgai near Jhula foot Bridge intercepted two suspected persons coming from Kamalkote towards NHW carrying bags. During search, 3 Chinese Grenades and Cash 2.5 lacs were recovered from them. To this effect case FIR under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Uri.”

The suspected persons were identified as Zameer Ahmad Khanday, son of Azeem Khanday and Mohammad Naseem Khanday, son of Abdul Majeed Khanday — both residents of Madiyan Kamalkote.

“During sustained questioning both the accused disclosed that these illegally acquired grenades and cash have been provided to them by one Manzoor Ahmad Bhatti son of Karam Din Bhatti resident of Madiyan Kamalkote so that they could execute any militant act,” the statement said.

“Accordingly, Manzoor Ahmad Bhatti was picked up for questioning, he during questioning disclosed that he has supplied these illegally acquired grenades and cash to these persons for commission of militant acts and has also kept one hand grenade and cash at a location known to him near his house. Consequently, upon his disclosure 1 Chinese hand grenade and Cash 2.17 lacs was recovered. He was also arrested in the instant case,” the statement said.

Further investigation into the case is going on. — (KIMS)