3 LeT associates arrested in Shopian: Police

SRINAGAR — Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday claimed to have arrested three militant associates of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) in south Kashmir’s Shopian district.

An official told the news agency Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that police along with security forces have arrested three militant associates of LeT in Shopian and recovered incriminating materials including arms and ammunition from their possession.

He said on Friday evening, a joint Naka party of Police and 44RR was laid at Khudpora orchards.

“During Naka checking, the movement of three suspects were noticed who were challenged to stop. Instead of stopping, they started fleeing away from the spot but were chased and arrested tactfully by the alert joint party,” the official said and identified the trio as Ishfaq Ahmad Dar, son of Muhammad Yaseen Dar of Gadapora Shopian; Nadeem Rafiq Rather, son of Rafiq Ahmad Rather of Killbal Shopian and Rouf Mushtaq Najar, son of Mushtaq Ahmad Najar of Wangam.

He further added that incriminating materials, arms and ammunition including one Pistol, one Pistol Magazine, eight Pistol rounds, one hand grenade, one AK Magazine, 20 AK live rounds were recovered from their possession.

Accordingly, a case under FIR number 19/2022 under relevant sections of law stands registered in Police Station Shopian and further investigation into the matter is in progress, he said.

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