3 LeT militant associates arrested along with over Rs 30 lakh cash in Srinagar: Police

Srinagar, Feb 07 (KNS): Jammu and Kashmir police on Tuesday said it arrested three militant associates of LeT outfit in Lasjan area of Srinagar and recovered cash of over 30 lakh from their possession. 

In a statement, issued to news agency KNS, a spokesperson said a police party of Police Station Nowgam during routine checking at Lasjan Crossing (NHW) spotted 03 suspicious individuals coming from Lasjan towards NHW carrying a blue colour cricket kit bag trying to avoid the naka checking party. 

“They were tactfully apprehended by the alert naka party and have been identified as Umar Adil Dar son of Ghulam Hassan Dar resident of Soiteng, Bilal Asmad Sidiqi son of Ghulam Ahmad Sididqi resident of Kursoo Rajbagh and Salik Mehraj son of Mehraj Din Dar resident of Soiteng,” reads the statement.

It reads during checking of the kit bag carried by Umer Adil Dar, Rs 31,65,200, a mobile phone, 3 pages of LeT letter pad were recovered. 

“On personal search of the other two persons namely 5 pages each of LeT letter pad were recovered. During preliminary investigation, it came to fore that the trio was working as associates of LeT. The money was received by them as a part of conspiracy to strengthen its cadres within District Srinagar.” it reads.

It added the money was received by them on the directions of their handlers based in Pakistan as a part of larger criminal conspiracy hatched by militant organization within and across the border to raise money for furthering their activities and cause large scale disturbances in J&K. 

“In this connection, a case FIR No. 20/2023 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Nowgam. Further investigation into the case is in progress. More recoveries and arrests are expected in the instant case,” it reads. (KNS)

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