3 LeT terrorist associates held in Srinagar
Post by RK News on Saturday, August 5, 2023
Srinagar, Aug 04: Srinagar Police on Friday arrested three terrorist associates linked with proscribed terror outfit The Resistance Front (TRF), an offshoot of proscribed terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in Natipora area of Srinagar.
A police spokesman said that acting on specific intelligence, a small team of Srinagar police at a checkpoint established at Harnabal Natipora and arrested three terrorist associates linked with proscribed terrorist outfit TRF.
“The arrested trio have been identified as Imran Ahmad Najar, a resident of Bulbul Bagh Baramulla, Waseem Ahmad Matta, a resident of Qamarwari Srinagar and Wakeel Ahmad Bhat, a resident of Pazalpora Bijbehara,” he said.
The spokesman said, police recovered three hand grenades, ten pistol rounds, 25 AK-47 rounds and other incriminating material from their possession.
“It is pertinent to mention here that Wakeel Ahmad Bhat was earlier an active terrorist linked with proscribed terrorist outfit ISJK and was lodged in jail for two years. He was released recently from Central Jail on bail,” the official said.
The spokesman further said during preliminary investigation, it came to fore that the trio had collected explosive material and ammunition from active terrorists of TRF for carrying terrorist activities in Srinagar city. He said with the arrest of the three terrorist associates a terror threat was averted.
Subsequently, a case FIR number 46/23 under section 3/4 Explosive Act, 7/25 Arms Act, 18, 23, 39 UAPA Act was registered at Police Station Chanapora and investigation has been set into motion.