Five LeT associates arrested in Budgam: Police

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Srinagar: Five associates of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants were arrested in Budgam district of central Kashmir, police said on Thursday.

“Acting on a specific input Budgam police and army 2 Rashtriya Rifles arrested five militant associates from Narbal area during a search operation,” a police official said in a statement.  They have been identified as Imran Rashid of Kurhama Budgam, Ifshan Ahmad Ganieof Check Kawoosa, Owais Ahmad of Kawoosa Khalisa, Mohsin Qadir of Kurhama and Abid Rather of Archanderhama Magam.

The police also claimed recovery of 28 live rounds and one magazine of AK-47 and 20 posters of LeT. “This group was involved in providing logistic support and shelter to active militants of LeT.

They have been active in the area for last few months,” the police said, adding, “In this regard case FIR no 101/2020 under relevant sections of UAPA has been registered in police station Magam and investigation taken up.” (GNS)

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