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Police apprehend LeT hybrid militant, militant associate in Baramulla

Says Pistol, Grenade among arms and ammunition recovered

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday claimed to have arrested a Lashkar-e-Toiba militant along with a militant associate in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

In a statement, the police said that joint forces, of Baramulla Police, Army 46 RR, 53 Bn CRPF & 2nd Bn SSB established routine MVCP near Hilltop Cheradari Baramulla. During checking the party observed the movement of two unknown persons who were coming towards Cheradari.

The police spokesman further said that on seeing Party the duo tried to flee from the spot. However, both the individuals were tactfully apprehended, on interrogation disclosed their identities as Ashiq Hossain Lone son of Gh Nabi Lone resident of Hyder Mohalla Ushkara Baramulla, and Uzair Amin Ganie, son of Mohd Amin Ganie resident of Kanthbagh Baramulla.

On personal search 1 pistol, 1 pistol magazine, 08 live rounds of 9 mm pistol, and 2 HE 36 grenades were recovered from the possession of Ashiq Hussain Lone while as 2 UBGL grenades were recovered from the possession of Uzair Amin Ganie. It is pertinent to mention here that these militants obtained these illegal arms and ammunition with the intent to carry out terrorist activities in Baramulla and its adjacent areas, he said.

A case under sections of Arms & UA (P) Acts stands registered in Police Station Baramulla and investigation took up, reads the statement. (GNS)

 

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