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Police apprehends LeT Hybrid militant in Handwara

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SRINAGAR: A Hybrid militant of Lashker-e-Toiba was arrested by Jammu and Kashmir police in the Awanatipora area of South Kashmir Tuesday.

“Police alongwith security forces during Naka checking at Ladoo Awantipora arrested a hybrid (militants) (of) LeT and recovered incriminating materials including a grenade from his possession,” a police spokesperson said in a statement. He has been identified as Abid Ahmad Sheikh son of Abdul Aziz Sheikh of Satpokharen.

During the preliminary investigation, the spokesperson said, Sheikh was in close touch with LeT Commanders and was involved in the transportation of arms and ammunition. Accordingly, he said, a case (FIR No. 69/2022) under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Khrew and further investigation has been taken up.


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