LeT/TRF Outfit Associate Arrested, Arms & Ammo Recovered in Baramulla

LeT/TRF Outfit Associate Arrested, Arms & Ammo Recovered in Baramulla

Srinagar, Jul 02: Jammu and Kashmir Police and army’s 46 Rashtriya Rifles Tuesday arrested a militant associate, affiliated with LeT/TRF outfit, alongwith arms and ammunition in Baramulla district, said a police spokesperson.

“Police, along with Army 46 RR, arrested a militant associate linked with banned militant outfit LeT/TRF and recovered incriminating materials, arms, and ammunition from his possession at Eco Park Crossing, Baramulla,” the spokesperson said in a statement issued to GNS.

“Acting on a specific input about militant movement in the Eco Park Crossing area, a joint patrol was conducted by Baramulla Police and Army 46 RR. During the patrol, a suspicious person was observed approaching the team on foot. When the suspect saw the police and security forces, he attempted to flee but was swiftly apprehended by the alert patrol team,” the statement reads.

“Preliminary questioning identified the suspect as Shakir Ahmad Lone, son of Ab Rashid, a resident of Dangerpora Sheeri. From his personal search and disclosure, recoveries including a pistol, a magazine, 8 pistol rounds and 3 hand grenades, were made,” reads the statement.

“The accused also revealed that he is in touch with a Pakistan based militant handler and was planning to carry out a militant attack in Baramulla town.”

“A case under sections UA(P) Activities and the Arms Act has been registered at police station Baramulla, and an investigation is underway,” adds the statement. (GNS)

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