Kashmir Indepth

2 more LeT OGWs arrested in Handwara, arms, ammunition recovered

Srinagar, April 3 : Police on Friday claimed to have arrested two associates of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militant outfit in Handwara area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

A police officer told that acting on a tip off, a joint team of SOG and army arrested two persons during a raid at Shalpora area of Langate in Handwara last night.

He identified the arrested persons as Azad Ahmad Bhat of Shalpora and Altaf Ahmad Baba of Rafiabad.

“Two grenades, two pistols, one letter pad of LeT besides other incriminating material were recovered from their possession,” the officer said.

In this connection, a case under FIR number 104/2020 under section 7/25 arms act was registered and further investigations taken up, he said.

Earlier, police said that two associates of LeT were arrested by government forces at Noorbag area of Sopore.

“The raid was carried out by the SOG Sopore and army at Noorbagh area of the apple town last night following specific information. “During the raid two OGWs of the LeT militant outfit were arrested along with arms and ammunition including UBGLs and pistols besides other incriminating material,” he said.

In this connection an FIR has been registered under relevant sections of law and further investigations initiated in this regard. (GNS)

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