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2 LeT terrorists held in Sopore, arms and ammunition recovered: Police

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Srinagar: Police on Saturday said that they have apprehended two LeT terrorists along with arms and ammunition in the Sopore area of Baramulla district in north Kashmir.

In a statement, a police spokesman said that on November 04, 2022, during evening hours a cordon and search operation was launched by police with the help of Army’s 22 RR at Shah Faisal market in Sopore.

“A person carrying a bag and coming from Bus Stand Sopore towards Shah Faisal market was asked to stop, but he tried to flee from the spot. However, he was apprehended and on subsequent search of his bag, police recovered a pistol with magazine, some pistol rounds and an Improvised Explosive Device IED) from it,” police spokesman said in a statement.

The apprehended person was identified as Rizwan Mushtaq Wani, son of Mushtaq Ahmad Wani of Hamray Pattan, police said.

“Preliminary investigation has revealed the arrested person is a hybrid terrorist of proscribed organization LeT and was in search of an opportunity to carry out attacks on non-locals, minorities, security forces and peaceful citizens,” police spokesman said.

He said a case (FIR No. 250/2022) has been registered at Police Station Sopore under relevant sections of law.

On further questioning, he revealed the name of his accomplice, “another hybrid terrorist” — Jameel Ahmad Parra, son of Habibullah Parra of Tapper Pattan — who too was later arrested a during late hours with further recoveries, police spokesman said.

He said questioning of the duo is going on and further disclosures as well as recoveries are expected.

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