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Hybrid terrorist of LeT arrested: Police

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Srinagar: Police and security forces arrested a “hybrid terrorist” of proscribed LeT outfit in Baramulla and recovered arms and ammunition from his possession, a police spokesman said Saturday.

On a specific information regarding movement of militants in Kreeri area, police along-with Army (29RR) established a joint checkpoint in the area and arrested one “hybrid terrorist” identified as Mohammad Iqbal Bhat, son of Gulzar Ahmad Bhat, resident of Tilgam Payeen, police spokesman said in a statement here.

He said Bhat is linked with proscribed outfit LeT. On his personal search, arms and ammunition including one pistol, one pistol magazine, and seven pistol rounds was recovered from his possession.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the accused was involved in providing logistics support for terrorist activities and was in touch with Pakistani terrorist Saifullah and Abu Zarar,” spokesman said.

“The successful apprehension of the hybrid terrorist has evaded major terror plots and busted the module responsible for various recent attacks on PRI members and non-locals. Moreover, the arrested terrorist was also actively involved in providing chemicals and other materials for carrying out an IED attack on National Highway between Narbal and Renji. Interrogation of the apprehended terrorist is likely to give further inputs for future counter terrorism operations,” police spokesman said.

He said a case under relevant sections of law was registered and investigation has been initiated.