Peerzada Sayeed

3 LeT OGWs arrested: Police

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Srinagar: Police on Friday claimed to have solved grenade attack case of Langate in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district with the arrest of three over-ground workers (OGWs) of the proscribed Lashkar-e-Tobia outfit.

In a statement, police said following some inputs, a cordon and search operation was launched by Army’s 30 RR and SOG Handwara Thursday morning, during which “one OGW identified as Ishfaq Ahmad Dar, son of Wali Mohammad Dar of Shatpora Mohalla, Langate was apprehended”.

“On his disclosure the arms and ammunition was recovered from his possession,” police said, adding his further interrogation pointed to the involvement of “two more OGWs identified as Jamsheed Ahmad Shah, son of Sunallaha Shah of Chak Mohalla, Langate, and Javed Ahmad Khan, son of Late Farooq Ahmad Khan of Asthan Mohalla, Langate, who were also apprehended along with arms and ammunition.”

Police said that during detailed interrogation, “it was revealed that all three OGWs were associated with LeT Tanzeem and were involved in supporting the terrorist activities and accepted their involvement in the grenade attack on CRPF camp on August 16 evening.”

Police said the three OGWs have been booked under relevant sections of law and further investigation is underway.


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