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 Two Lashkar associates arrested in Budgam: Police

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police Friday claimed to have arrested two ‘militant associates’ linked with banned militant outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba in a joint operation with army’s 50 Rashtriya Rifles and 181 Battalion CRPF in Chadoora area in central Kashmir’s Budgam district.

Identifying the arrested ‘associates’ as Imran Majeed Magray son of Abdul Majeed, a resident of Magray Mohalla Mochwa and Aqib Amin son of Mohammad Amin Rather, resident of Magray Mohalla Mochwa, a police spokesperson in a statement said that incriminating material of LeT and explosive substance including 02 Hand Grenades, 02 AK-47 Magzines, 30 live AK-47 rounds were recovered from their possession.

“During preliminary investigation, it surfaced that both the arrested militant associates have been in touch with LeT commanders and were involved in providing logistics, shelter and transportation of arms and ammunition in the areas of Mochwa, Kralpora, Chattergam, Sathsoo, Nowgam, Chadoora and other adjacent areas of the district”, reads the statement.

“A case FIR number 208/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Chadoora”, the statement read.

The fresh arrests have come a day after two alleged persons were arrested on the similar charges by a joint party of police, army and CRPF in Magam area of the district. (GNS)

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