Budgam: Budgam Police on Wednesday morning claimed to have arrested four militant associates of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) during a cordon-and-search-operation (CASO) in Beerwah area of the district.
Quoting unnamed officials, Kashmir News Observer reported that a joint team of Budgam Police and Army’s 53 RR arrested four militant associates of LeT during a CASO in Pethkoot area of Beerwah Budgam.
“On a credible input, Budgam police along with 53 RR arrested four militant associates identified as Shakil Ahmad Wani son of Ghulam Ahmad Wani, Showkat Ahmad son of Abdul Rashid (both residents of Pethkot Beerwah), Aqib Maqbool Khan son of Muhammad Maqbool Khan (Chedbug Budgam) and Ajaz Ahmad Dar son of Asadullah Dar (Cherwani Chrarsharief),” officials said.
They said arms, ammunition and other incriminating material were recovered from their possession.
As per police records, they were involved in providing logistic support and shelter to the active militants of LeT operating in the area.
In this regard, officials said, a case under FIR number 225/2020 at Police Station Beerwah under relevant sections of UAPA is registered against them and further investigation is in progress. KNO