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Two terrorist associates arrested in Sopore: Police

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Sopore: Police today claimed that it has arrested two ‘terrorist associates linked with proscribed terror outfit LeT’ and recovered incriminating materials including a grenade from their possession in Sopore.

“Based on specific information, a joint checkpoint was established by Police along with 22RR and 179Bn CRPF at Shalimar Colony crossing area of Sopore. During checking, two suspicious individuals were apprehended and they were identified as Asif Rasheed War son of Abdul Rasheed War and Altaf Hussain Najar son of Abdul Ahad Najar residents of Natnoosa Kupwara. During search, incriminating materials including a hand grenade were recovered from their possession,” a Police spokesman said in a statement issued here today.

The statement said that during preliminary questioning, both the arrested accused revealed that they were working as terrorist associates of proscribed terror outfit LeT and intended to lob the acquired grenade at an undisclosed location in Kupwara with an intention to cause casualties.

Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 275/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Sopore and further investigation into the matter is in progress and more arrests are anticipated, the statement said.

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