Srinagar, June 21: Police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested a hybrid terrorist of Lashkar-i-Toiba in Juhama area of north Kashmir's Baramulla district besides, busted a terror module of LeT by arresting three terrorist associates in Budgam.
A police spokesman said that the hybrid terrorist identified as Shahid Ahmad Parray son of Gh Ahmad Parray resident of Kathpora Hajin, District Bandipora was apprehended by joint parties of Police and Army 52 RR today at around 1600 hrs at a checkpoint near Juhama Crossing.
"During checking the naka party observed suspicious movement of one unknown person who was coming towards Kanispora. On seeing naka party the individual tried to flee from the spot. However, the individual was tactfully apprehended by the naka party, " police said.
A Pistol, pistol magazine, 07 rounds and 2 hand grenades were recovered from his possession, it added.
"The individual on demand failed to justify the possession of these arms/ ammunition. In fact the terrorist obtained these illegal arms/ ammunition with intent to carry out terrorist activities in Baramulla town and it's adjacent areas. The militant on further interrogation disclosed that he was working as a hybrid militant for banned outfit (LeT) Lashkar e Toiba," said police.
A case FIR No. 107/2022 under section 7/25 Indian Arms Act, 13, 16, 18, UA (P) Act has been registered in PS Baramulla and investigation taken up, reads the statement.
Meanwhile, Police in Budgam alongwith 53RR and 181Bn CRPF claimed to have busted a terror module of LeT by arresting three terror associates identified as Ashiq Hussain Hajam son of Ghulam Mohd Hajam, Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din Dar son of Ghulam Mohammad Dar, both residents of Zuhama Chadoora and Tahir Bin Ahmed son of Ghulam Ahmed Hajam resident of Badipora Chadoora.
"Preliminary investigation revealed that the arrested trio was involved in facilitating transportation of terrorists, arms/explosive materials & providing logistic support to the active terrorists of proscribed terror outfit LeT in district Budgam, " police said.
"Incriminating material, arms & ammunition including 01 Chinese Pistol, 02 Pistol magazines, 22 Pistol rounds, 01 AK magazine, 30 AK rounds have been recovered from their possession. Besides, 01 motorcycle (TVS Red colour) used in terror crimes bearing registration number JK01N-8067 has also been seized, " it added.
Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 114/2022 under relevant sections of law was registered at Police Station Chadoora and further investigation is in progress.