2 LeT militants arrested in Kupwara, says police

4 Pistols, 10 Grenades Recovered

4 Pistols, 10 Grenades Recovered

Kupwara, Jul 28 (KNS): Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday said that it arrested two hybrid militants and recovered four pistols and ten grenadesfrom their possession in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

A police spokesman said that Kupwara police along with Army 28 RR has arrested two hybrid militants and recovered four pistols, eight pistol magazines, 130 pistol rounds and ten hand grenades from them. 

“Acting on credible information that two militant associates affiliated with LeT outfit have entered the Maidanpora area of Lolab to carry out militant related activities,  a joint cordon and search operation was launched in the area," the police said. 

"During the course of the operation, a vehicle load carrier bearing registration number JK 09A-2324 was signaled to stop at iron bridge Maidanpora.Sensing security forces' presence, the vehicle was abruptly stopped short of the stop and two persons jumped out of it” the police said. 

“Whereas one individual identified as Shamim Ahmad Khan son of Ghulam Mohiuddeen Khan resident of Khan Mohalla Kawari Laderwan was immediately nabbed carrying in his possession one bag containing ten hand grenades, the other accomplice jumped in the fields with a backpack bag and fled away”, the police said. 

"After hectic chase and search of  the area, the other person identified as Talib Ahmad Sheikh son of Ali Mohd Sheikh resident of Ledarwan Kawari Kupwara was apprehended from a shop located at Badi Bhera Lolab owned by one Zakir Ahmad Mir son of Mohd Abdullah Mir resident of Wavoora Lolab," the police added. 

"From the search of the backpack bag, four pistols, eight pistol magazines and 140 live rounds of pistol were recovered.Case under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Lalpora and investigations taken up to unearth the militant module involved in the case, the police said(KNS).

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