Srinagar: Government forces arrested two militant associates of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in Baramulla district, police said on Wednesday.
Police along with security forces have arrested two militant associates linked with LeT (TRF) in Baramulla. Incriminating materials including ammunition have been recovered from their possession, a police spokesman said.
Giving details, the spokesman said police received specific information through reliable sources that unknown militant group from Khachadari Zehanpora are using illegal arms and ammunition against police and other security forces in the main area of Baramulla to disturb the peace and law & order.
Acting on the information, security forces established several nakas including on Zehanpora-Khadniyar link road, he said.
During checking, a Scooty which was coming from Zehanpora with pillion rider was noticed moving in suspicious circumstances, the spokesman said.
On noticing the naka party they tried to flee from spot, however, the alert party apprehended both the persons tactfully. During their personal search, incriminating materials including 40 live rounds of AK-47 were recovered from their possession, he said.
He identified them as Imtiyaz Ahmad and Muneer Ahmad — both residents of Khachadari Zehanpora.
During the preliminary investigation, the arrested duo confessed working for LeT (TRF) and involved in transportation of illegal arms and ammunition used to carry out attacks on Police/ security forces, the spokesman said.
A case has been registered and further investigation is in progress, he added.