03 LeT hybrid militants held in Sopore, arms and ammunition recovered: Police

Srinagar, April 11: Police on Monday said that they have arrested three hybrid militants belonging to oufit Lashkar-i-Toiba in North Kashmir’s Sopore.

In a statement to GNS, the police said that today based on a specific information regarding movement of 03 suspected individuals from Wadoora Bala to Sonarwain bridge,who were likely to carryout attack on Security Forces,a joint Naka was established by 22 RR, Sopore Police, and 179 Bn CRPF at Sonarwain bridge near Village Wadoora Bala falling under jurisdiction of Police Station,Bomai.

The police spokesman further said that during checking at naka it was observed that Three persons were moving towards naka in suspicious conditions.The naka party observed their suspicious body language and subsequently asked them to stop.

However suspected individuals tried to flee from the spot, taking cover of darkness but, were nabbed by alert and vigilant troops, they said.

The troops assessed the situation and displayed extreme restraint and fire control in not opening fire, keeping in mind the darkness and civilians in proximity of the area to avoid any civilian casualty, they said.

Upon their search 03 Pistols,03 Magazines, 22 rounds of Pistols, 01 Grenade and Rs 79,800 cash were recovered from their possession, they said.

The police identified them as Tufail Ahmad Mir son of Abdul Majeed Mir resident of Gund Mohalla, Barat Kalan, Owais Ahmad Mir Son of Hassan Mir resident of Mir Mohalla, Barat Kalan and Shabir Ahmad Wagay Son of Nazir Ahmad Wagey resident of Masjid Mohalla, Pethabug.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the arrested militants are affiliated to LeT. Accordingly in this regard a case has been registered at Police Station,Bomai under relevant sections of Law and further investigation is going on.The alertness and proactiveness of Security Forces averted a big tragedy planned by militants to hamper the prevailing peace in valley, reads the statement.(GNS)

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