2 militant associates held in Handwara, one in Awantipora
Srinagar: Two militant associates of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) were arrested in Handwara area of Kupwara district in north Kashmir and arms and ammunition recovered from their possession on Friday, police said.
The police along with the Army and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), arrested two militant associates linked to proscribed outfit LeT in Handwara, a police official said.
The arrested persons have been identified as Liyakat Ahmad Mir and Aqib Rashid Mir, both residents of Hayan area of Trehgam Kupwara, he said.
According to police records, they were involved in “providing shelter, logistics and other support to active LeT militants, besides assisting them in transporting arms and ammunition to south Kashmir,” he added.
Based on specific inputs, checkpoints were established at different locations in Handwara town. During checking at Chinar Park, Handwara, the two men, who were riding a motorcycle, were intercepted, he said.
They tried to flee but were nabbed by the forces, he added.
Arms and ammunition were recovered from their possession, the official said, adding the recovered items have been entered into case records for further investigation.
Meanwhile, a Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militant associate was arrested by the police in Awantipora tehsil of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Friday.
Quoting an official, news agency GNS reported that one militant associate of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen was arrested “who was involved in providing shelter, logistics and other support to the HM militants as well as in transporting of arms/ammunition of the militants in Awantipora & Tral area.”
The officer further said that arrested associate has been identified as Firdous Ahmad Dar, resident of Dangerpora Noorpora Awantipora.
Incriminating material has been recovered from him which has been seized for the record purpose.