Two LeT associates held with hand grenade in north Kashmir's Sopore: police

Police said the duo "intended to lob the acquired grenade at an undisclosed location in Kupwara with an intention to cause casualties".
Two LeT associates held with hand grenade in north Kashmir's Sopore: police
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Srinagar, Nov 16: Police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested two alleged LeT associates and recovered a hand grenade and "incriminating material" in Sopore area of north Kashmir's Baramulla district.

News agency GNS quoted a police handout saying the duo-Asif Rasheed War son of Abdul Rasheed War and Altaf Hussain Najar son Abdul Ahad Najar both residents of Natnoosa Kupwara- were held at a checkpoint by a a joint team of Sopore Police alongwith Army 22 RR and 179 Bn CRPF at Shalimar Colony crossing.

“Upon search, a hand grenade and incriminating material was recovered from their possession”, the handout said.

As per police, "upon preliminary enquiry, they disclosed their allegiance to the proscribed militant outfit LeT and intended to lob the acquired grenade at an undisclosed location in Kupwara with an intention to cause casualties".

A case under FIR No. 275/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Sopore while investigation is going on and more arrests are anticipated in the case, police said.

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