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“Sleeper cell module busted”

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Srinagar: Police today claimed to have busted a sleeper cell module in Pulwama and arrested five active militant associates of proscribed outfit of LeT.

“During the investigation of cases pertaining to multiple grenade attacks in district Pulwama, Police busted a network of active associates of proscribed terrorist outfit LeT by arresting five active terrorist associates. They have been identified as (1) Showket Islam Dar son of Mohd Rustom Dar, (2) Aijaz Ahmad Lone son of Mohd Abdullah, (3) Aijaz Gulzar Lone son of Gulzar Ahmad, (4) Manzoor Ahmad Bhat son of Ali Mohd and (5) Nasser Ahmad Shah son of Late Gh. Rasool all residents of Lelhar Pulwama,” a Police spokesman said.

He said that the preliminary investigation revealed that the module was acting as sleeper cell and were involved in procurement as well as transportation of arms/ammunition. They were also involved in carrying out grenade attacks on security forces at the behest of their handlers.

“Incriminating materials including arms/ammunition have been recovered from their possession. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 139/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered at PS Kakapora. Further investigation into the matter is in progress,” said the spokesman.

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