SOPORE: A LeT militant was apprehended by the security forces in the Rohama area of Rafiabad in north Kashmir’s Sopore.
A statement issued in this regard reads, On the intervening night of 13 May, on receipt of specific input from JKP of the movement of one unidentified militant in Rohama area of Rafiabad a CASO was launched by Police, Army’s 32 RR, and 92 CRPF. During the search, the security forces noticed the suspected movement of one individual.
Eventually, the individual was apprehended with arms and ammunition. On preliminary questioning, the individual revealed his identity as the Rizwan Shafi Lone son of Mohammad Shafi Lone resident of Shougpora, Magam, Handwara. Upon a thorough search, One Pistol, one pistol magazine, and Five rounds were recovered from him.
The statement further stated that the arrest of LeT militant averted a major incident in North Kashmir. He was assigned to plan an attack on security forces personnel and VIPs by his handlers sitting across the border. This individual was previously apprehended in the years 2017 & 2018 for stone-pelting and militancy-related charges read the statement.(GNS)