Two Lashkar militant associates arrested in Baramulla, says police

BARAMULLA (KIMS) — Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday claimed to have busted a module of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant outfit in Pattan area of Baramulla district in North Kashmir and arrested two associates of the outfit.

Police in a statement said, Based on specific information, joint forces of Baramulla Police, Army’s 29 RR and 2 Bn SSB have busted a militant module in Pattan area of Baramulla district and arrested two associates of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant outfit identified as Farooq Ahmad Parra and Saima Bashir of Sopore.

On questioning, the duo revealed that they were working with an active militant of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant outfit namely Abid Qayoom Lone of Wussan Pattan, the statement said.

On their disclosure one pistol, two pistol magazines, pistol round- five improvised explosive devices, and one remote control improvised explosive device weighing approximately 2 kgs were recovered, the statement added.

A case under sections of the Arms and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act has been registered at Pattan Police Station and further investigation is underway, the statement said. — (KIMS)