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2 LeT associates arrested in Baramulla: Police

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Srinagar: Security forces arrested two associates of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in Baramulla district of north Kashmir on Thursday and recovered arms and ammunition from their possession, police said.

“Acting on specific information regarding the movement of terrorists in Frestihar Kreeri village, the security forces placed a mobile vehicle checkpoint (MVCP) at the Frestihar Waripora crossing,” a police spokesperson said.

Two suspects who were coming towards the crossing tried to flee when they noticed the security personnel but were apprehended tactfully, he said.

During a search of the duo, two Chinese pistols, two magazines and 15 pistol rounds were recovered. They were immediately taken into custody, the spokesperson said.

The arrested accused were identified as Suhail Gulzar, son of Ghulam Mohammad Sheikh, resident of Frestihar Kreeri; and Waseem Ahmad Pata, son of Ghulam Qadir Pata, resident of Hudipora Rafiabad, “both terrorist associates of LeT,” he said.

A case has been registered against them under the Arms Act and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and an investigation is underway, he said.

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