Srinagar: Government forces on Wednesday arrested a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant, who was earlier involved in incidents of stone pelting, in Sopore town of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, police said.
Basit Najar was caught with a pistol at a checkpoint put up at a fruit market in the town, a police spokesman said.
Police said Najar confessed during questioning that he and his associate, Danish Mantoo, recently joined the LeT and were active in Sopore.
“Photographs of Najar holding a pistol recently surfaced on social networking sites. Before joining militancy, he was a notorious stone pelter. He organised stone pelting incidents and motivated youth for the same in Sopore town,” the spokesman said.
Najar had also surfaced in a video where he was seen protesting with other militants during a funeral procession for killed militants in Sopore.