Srinagar: Police alongwith security forces have arrested a hybrid militant of LeT in Baramulla and recovered arms & ammunition from his possession, a police spokesperson said.
It said that on a specific information regarding movement of terrorists in Kreeri area, Police alongwith Army (29RR) established a joint checkpoint in the said area. During checking, one hybrid militant identified as Mohd Iqbal Bhat son of Gulzar Ahmad Bhat resident of Tilgam Payeen affiliated with LeT was arrested. “On his personal search, arms & ammunition including 01 Pistol, 01 Pistol magazine, 7 Pistol rounds were recovered from his possession,” it said.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the accused was involved in providing logistics support for militancy activities and was in touch with Pakistani militant Saifullah and Abu Zarar. “The successful apprehension of the hybrid militant has evaded major militancy plots and busted the module responsible for various recent attacks on PRI members and non-locals,” police added. Moreover, the arrested militant was also actively involved in providing chemicals and other materials for carrying out an IED attack on the National Highway between Narbal and Renji. It said that interrogation of the apprehended militant is likely to give further inputs for future counter militancy operations.
In this connection, a case under relevant sections of law was registered and investigation has been initiated, police added.