Srinagar: Police and other forces arrested three Over Ground Workers (OGWs) of LeT in South Kashmir district of Shopian Saturday, police said in a statement.
“Acting on a tip off, a joint Naka of Police and 62 RR was established near Nagbal in Zainapora. During Naka, three OGWs of LeT identified as Showkat Ahmad Mir son of Abdul Kabir Mir resident of Chitragam, Waseem Ahmad Sofi son of Mushtaq Ahmad Sofi resident of Chitragam Kalan and Junaid Ali Bhat son Ali Mohammad Bhat resident of Sugoo Hindhama were apprehended and 3 hand grenades were recovered from their possession,” police statement said.
During questioning, police said the OGWs admitted that they were working at behest of LeT operative Wasim Shah and were tasked to “lob grenades on Police establishments, cause death/injuries to Police personnel and snatch weapons in Shopian”.
The OGWs had also carried out observation of some Police guards to perpetrate terrorist attacks, police said.
Shopian Police have registered a case in this regard and investigation was set into motion.