Srinagar: Government forces on Wednesday claimed to have arrested a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant who they say is the main accused in last month’s bomb blast in a police vehicle, which killed Waheed Noor Khan, an undertrial PaK militant, and a policeman.
A joint team of army and police reportedly apprehended Ubaid Tariq Untoo alias Faris, a resident of Kralteng, at a check post near Channa-Khan area of Sopore, officials said. They claimed the check post had been set up on the basis of specific intelligence and that a Chinese pistol and three live bullets were recovered from Untoo. An FIR has been registered and Untoo has been handed over to the police, they said.
Meanwhile, there were reports of heavy exchange of gunfire between Pakistani and Indian forces in Machil sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Wednesday.
The exchange between the Pakistan Rangers and the army’s 5 Kumaon regiment started around 11:30 am and continued for one hour, a senior police official told news agencies. During the clash, light mortar shells were also apparently used.
“No reports of injury to any soldier on this side have been reported,” the Indian official said.