LeT OGW arrested in Bandipora, claim police

LeT OGW arrested in Bandipora, claim police
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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police on Sunday said that a police party in Bandipora along with MARCOS arrested an alleged Over Ground Worker (OGW) of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and recovered arms and ammunition from his possession.

“Acting on specific information, a police party of sub-division Sumbal along with MARCOS launched a cordon and search operation during the intervening night of 6/7th of January in the fringes of Wular lake at Banyari,” police said in statement.

“During the wee hours, a suspicious person was noticed and was challenged to stop. When the said suspicious person found himself encircled by the forces, he surrendered by raising his hands,” the police claimed in its statement adding that on his search, one pistol, pistol magazine, 04 pistol rounds, one AK 47 magazine, 30 AK rounds, 02 UBGL grenades and a Chinese hand grenade was recovered from his possession.

The police statement said that during the preliminary investigation, the identity of the accused has been ascertained as Idrees Ahmad Baba, son of Muzaffar Ahmad Baba, resident of Asham. “It also came to fore that he is working with banned militant outfit LeT,” he added.

Police have filed FIR number 02/2018 under section 7/25 Arms Act at Police Station Hajin and further investigation is going on.