Two LeT militants arrested in Srinagar, says police

SRINAGAR — Police on Thursday claimed to have arrested two militants affiliated with Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant outfit in Srinagar and recovered arms and ammunition from their possession.

Srinagar Police in a statement said, “based on specific input regarding movement of militants in the district, Srinagar Police laid special checkpoints at various locations. On one such checkpoint laid by Police & 50RR on Sanat Nagar Chowk-Rangreth road area, one hybrid militant was arrested.”

“Incriminating materials, arms & ammunition including a pistol was recovered from his possession”, the statement said.

The statement said that “On his disclosure during questioning, an anti-militancy operation was launched in Pampore area, during which one more hybrid militant was arrested. During his search, arms & ammunition including 03 pistols were recovered from his possession.”

The duo has been identified as Naveed Shafi wani son of Mohd Shafi Wani resident of Shar Shali Khrew Pampore and Faizan Rashid Teli son of Abdul Rashid Teli resident of Kadlabal Pampore.

The statement further said that “Preliminary investigation revealed that the arrested duo was involved in transportation of militants, arms/explosive material & providing logistic support to the militants of proscribed militant outfit LeT in district Srinagar before as well.”

“Moreover, 06 Pistol magazines, 11 Pistol rounds, 01 Grenade, 16 Gelatin super power sticks, Cortex wire (6 mts approx), 08 Detonators have been recovered from their possession”, the statement added.

“Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 71/2022 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Saddar and further investigation is in progress”, the statement ends. — (KIMS)