Srinagar: Security forces on Tuesday arrested a suspected “hybrid” militant of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in Pulwama district, an official said. Abid Ahmad Sheikh was in touch with LeT commanders and involved in transportation of arms and ammunition, he said.
“Police alongwith security forces have arrested a hybrid militant of proscribed outfit LeT in Awantipora and recovered incriminating material, including ammunition, from his possession,” a police spokesperson said.
“During preliminary investigation, it came to fore that the arrested hybrid militant was in close touch with LeT commanders and was involved in transportation of arms and ammunition,” he added.
A hand grenade was seized from him, the official said.
Hybrid militant is a term coined by security forces in Jammu and Kashmir to describe those ultras who carry out a subversive task assigned to them by their handlers before slipping back into normal life.