LeT SLEEPER CELL BUSTED IN POONCH: POLICE
4 held with arms, ammunition
Poonch, May 20: Police today claimed to have arrested four persons for their alleged links with militant group Lashkar-e-Toiba.
Two AK series rifles, 12 magazines, 810 rounds, a Pika gun,
260 rounds of ammunition, one 51 MM mortar shell, 8 landmines, 10 UBGL grenades, 1 UBGL thrower, one wireless set antenna, 19 chargers (W/Set) one satellite SIM card were also seized by the police during series of raids following the disclosure made by the accused.
Police identified the arrested persons as Nasir Hussain son of Muhammad Sharief of Gursai, Mendhar, Ahtisham-ul-Haq son of Jalal Din of Salwa, Mendhar, Haq Nawaz son of Muhammad Ashram of Mendhar and Iftikhar Hussain son of Muhammad Rashid of Gursai.
“They have been booked for waging war against the state, criminal conspiracy, indulging in unlawful activities and working as enemy agent.”
“The arrested persons were actively involved in transportation of weapons, communication equipments and other logistics for the militants,” police said adding that the Special Operation Group of Jammu and Kashmir police was working on the case from the last four months after recovery of a Pakistani SIM card from a policeman.
Police had arrested LeT Over Ground Worker, Nissar Ahmed and after his interrogation the module, active in Kalaban, Salwah and Gursai areas of Tehsil Mendhar in Poonch, was busted, police said.
On Nissar's disclosures, his other three associates Haq Nawaz,
Ahsan-ul-Haq and Iftikhar Ahmed-- all of them OGWs of LeT were arrested last night, police said.
The module had Pakistan SIM cards and was in contact with militants in the area, including Haji Hanzalla, the chief operating commander of LeT in PaK, they said.
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