Iqbal Amin/ Arawat Mehraj
Srinagar, June 11(KINS): Police on Thursday claimed to have busted a Pakistan sponsored narco module in Handwara and arrested three Lasher-e-Toiba militant associates in this regard.
According to the news agency Kashmir Indepth News Service (KINS) Handwara police said three Lasher-e-Toiba militant associates were held and 21 kg heroine with a market value of 100 crore and one crore cash of Indian currency were recovered from their possession.
“Since two weeks inputs were received about this module and today this module was busted after lot of efforts” SSP Handwara told reports
He said all arrested were in contact with Pakistan based militant groups and were helping their mission in Kashmir.
He identified them as Iftiqar Andrabi,Momin Peer and Iqbal ul Islam and said more arrests are expecting in coming times.
SSP added that a special Investigation team has been constituted in this regard who are working on it.
Meanwhile police in a statement said, “On a credible input Police in Handwara have busted a Pakistan sponsored narco module and arrested three militant associates of proscribed militant outfit LeT. Incriminating materials including huge quantities of narcotics and cash have been recovered from their possession”.
“The arrested militant associates have been identified as Syed Iftikhar Indrabi son of Syed Ateequlla Indrabi resident of Laribal Rajwar Handwara, Abdul Moomin Peer and Islam Ul Haq Peer sons of Mohd Ashraf Peer both residents of Waskura Handwara”.
“Incriminating materials including Cash Rs 1.34 Crore, Heroine weighing 21Kgs (worth 100 Crore market value) and a cash counting machine were recovered from their possession. The other persons involved in the crime have been identified and all efforts are on to arrest them” the police said.
The statement further reads, “ The module was in close connection with Pakistan based militant handlers and was involved in drug trade & assisting financially to active militants of proscribed militant outfit LeT. The above recoveries also exposed the nexus between drug dealers and militants,” it reads.
“The module was working for LeT outfit to strengthen their activities in the valley besides misguiding and motivating the local youth to join militant folds.Case under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Handwara and investigation has been taken up through a special investigation team (SIT). The SIT so constituted shall unearth the nexus between accused and militant outfits, radicals, smugglers and other anti-national elements,” (KINS)