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Three LeT militants arrested in Sopore, say officials

Officials says the three terrorists were involved in recent non local labourers killing, multiple grenade attacks


Srinagar: Three militants affiliated with the banned terror outfit Lashkar-i-Toiba (LeT) were arrested on Monday. The trio were involved in recent attacks on non-local labourers as well as multiple grenade attacks in North Kashmir’s Sopore, officials added.

In a statement issued here, the officials said that on May 2 based on a specific input regarding movement of the three militants from general area Sopore to Srinagar. The movement was appreciated to be in the late hours of May 2 and accordingly joint Military and Veterans Coordination Program (MVCPs) of 29 Rashtriya Rifles (29 RR) & Jammu and Kashmir Police (JKP) were placed along the route and by lanes to nab the militants. 

On May 2 night three individuals were observed moving suspiciously along the orchards in general area Haigam and the lookout party alerted the joint MVCP. The security forces challenged the individuals, however, they fled towards the orchards in the general area.

The MVCP chased the three individuals and the security forces deployed along the appreciated escape routes nabbed them. The individuals were identified by spokesman as Tafheem Reyaz S/o Riyaz Ahmad Mir R/o Usman Abad Warpora, Seerat Shabaz Mir S/o Mohammad Shahbaz Mir R/o Brath Kalan Sopore and Rameez Ahmed Khan s/o Ghulam Mohammad Khan r/o Mirpora Brathkalan.

The search of the individuals led to the recovery of three Chinese-made pistols and ammunition and incriminating materials, officials said.

The successful apprehension of the militants has evaded major militant plots and busted the module responsible for various recent attacks and planned execution of PRI and non-local labourers. Further interrogation of the apprehended is likely to give further inputs which might result in successful counter militant operations in near future, reads the statement.

Aadil Akbar
Aadil Akbar
Special Correspondent (Jammu and Kashmir) - The author is a young journalist working in the field since the past 6 years. He has covered politics and human interest stories including war-like situation the Kashmir valley.


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