Two Lashkar militant associates arrested in Shopian: Police

SRINAGAR (KIMS) — Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested two associates of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant outfit in Shopian district.

Police said that they have recovered incriminating materials, arms and ammunition including an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) from their possession.

During the course of investigation of Case FIR No. 65/2023 of Police Station Shopian, Police along with Army (44 RR), CRPF (14 Bn) today arrested two more militant associates linked with proscribed militant outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Police said in a statement.

The statement said, The associates have been identified as Shahid Ahmad Lone, son of Ab Rashid Lone, a resident of Chotipora Shopian and Waseem Ahmad Ganie, son of Ab Hamid Ganie, a resident of Borihalan Shopian.

Incriminating materials, arms and ammunition including 1 Pistol, 1 Pistol Magazine, 4 Pistol Rounds, 1 Silencer, 1 IED, 1 Remote Control, 2 Batteries, 1 Empty Magazine of AK 47 Rifle were recovered on their disclosure, the statement said.

Pertinently, on May 02, Police along with security forces arrested a militant associate of proscribed militant outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), identified as Tanveer Ahmad Wani, son of Bashir Ahmad Wani, a resident of Daramdora Shopian.

Incriminating materials, arms and ammunition including 1 AK Series Rifle, 1 Magazine and 10 Rounds were recovered from his possession.

In this regard, a case FIR No. 65/2023 was registered in Police Station Shopian. Further investigation in the case is going on. — (KIMS)