Sopore police today claimed to have arrested a Lashkar-e-Toiba militant during a naka near Seer Amargrah railway crossing.
The police said that a pistol with five live bullets and two UBGL grenades were recovered from his possession.
According to the sources, a joint Naka of Police Sopore, 52 RR and 177 CRPF Bn. was established on Seer Amargarh road near railway crossing Seer Sopore. The police said that during naka checking, one suspected person jumped the Naka and fled to a nearby orchard.
Accordingly the said area was cordoned off by the Police and security forces and the suspected person was apprehended.
The apprehended person was identified as Ishfaq Ahmad Kanna son of Mohammad Shafi Kanna of Jamia-Qadeem Sopore district Baramulla, who had recently joined Laskar e Toiba outfit.
According to the police, Kanna was part of Lashkar Module in north Kashmir. Before joining Let outfit, the Kanna worked as an active recruiter and Over Ground Worker for LeT outfit in Sopore and other areas of North Kashmir. The police said that he was involved in a Grenade throwing case on Police Station Sopore.