SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday claimed to have arrested two Militant associates of the Lashkar-i-Toiba outfit in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
The police said that acting on specific intelligence input, an intensive search was conducted by Pulwama Police in the apple orchards of Gudoora Pulwama. During the search operation, 02 militant associates were apprehended tactfully. They have been identified as Suhail Firdous, son of Firdous Ahmad Sheikh, resident of Mahradpora Utterpora Puchal, and Shahid Gul, son of Gh Mohd. Bhat resident of Wagum Pulwama.
The police spokesman further stated that from their possession, incriminating materials were recovered. The investigation revealed that both the accused persons are Militant associates of an active militant, Aqib Sher Gojri, linked with the proscribed militant outfit LeT.
Preliminary investigation also reveals that arrested militant associates were in a conspiracy with militant Aqib Sher-Gojri to carry out militant attacks in Pulwama, he said.
A case vide FIR No. 239/2023 under relevant sections of law has been registered at the Police Station & further investigation has been taken up, reads the statement.