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Police arrests 2 LeT militants with Pistol, cash in Shopian

SHOPIAN: The Jammu and Kashmir police Sunday said that two militants of Lashkar-e-Toiba have been arrested in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Sunday.

A police spokesperson in a statement said that police along with security forces arrested Shahid Ahmad Gaine son of Gulzar Ahmad Ganie of Doomwani Keegam and his close associate, Kifayat Ayoub Alie son of Mohd Ayoub Alie of Pinjoora Shopian, at Doomwani near Rambi Ara.

“Police along with (army’s) 44RR and 14 battalion CRPF launched a joint cordon and search operation in the area amid specific information about the presence of the militants,” he said, adding, “When joint parties of Police and SFs approached to the suspected spot, the two suspects tried to flee from the spot.” However, the duo was arrested tactfully by the joint search parties, he said.

“Incriminating materials, arms and ammunition, including one Chinese pistol, one pistol magazine, two Chinese hand grenades, eight pistol rounds were recovered from their possession, besides cash amount of ₹2.9 lakh,” he said.

In this regard, he said, a case FIR No.294/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered and further investigation has been taken up. (GNS)


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