Police arrests accomplice of slain militants

Srinagar: Police Tuesday said that after pursuing the leads available at Qazigund encounter one individual Rashid Ahmed Allai son of Farooq Ahmed of Hamzapora Sangam Bijbehera was arrested from Janglatmandi maternity hospital in South Kashmir with a Chinese pistol and live cartridges yesterday night.

Pertinently, this individual was missing since last two days from his house and had joined the Yawar group of LeT.

Investigation conducted so far has established that this individual was with the three militants (since killed) where the encounter took place and managed to escape from the site. Consequently, he took shelter at the hospital in Anantnag with the help of one of his associates. He along with his associates were intending to snatch weapon from the Policemen by attacking them. Further investigation is going on to unearth the conspiracy leading to the entire episode.

At the encounter site, bodies of three militants Yawar (local), Furqan and Maviya  along with weapons and ammunition have been recovered.  Pertinently, this group headed by Furqan, was involved in a series of terror crimes in Anantnag and Kulgam area: the prominent being the Yatra bus attack case at Batingo, attack at Lower Munda and also on police party at bus stand Anantnag etc.

Earlier, Ismail of this group, was killed at an encounter in Srinagar. Furqan had replaced Ismail in South Kashmir and was responsible for the recent attacks perpetrated by LeT.

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