LeT Hybrid militant, associate arrested in Pulwama: Police

Srinagar : Police alongwith security forces on Wednesday arrested a hybrid militant and his associate in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district, an official said.

In a statement to GNS, the police said that acting on specific information, Pulwama police alongwith 50RR, 02 Para & 183BN CRPF arrested a hybrid militantt identified as Waqar Bashir Bhat son of Bashir Ahmad Bhat & his associate identified as Shahid Ishaq Pandit son of Mohd Ishaq Pandit, both residents of Karimabad Pulwama. Incriminating material, arms & ammunition including one Pistol, one magazine alongwith ammunition were recovered from his possession.

According to police spokesman, during preliminary questioning, it surfaced that the duo were in direct contact with LeT Pakistani handler @ Ali Sajid and were tasked to carry out militant attacks and target outside labourers in the district.

Accordingly, a case under relevant sections of law stands registered in Police Station Pulwama and investigation has been initiated, reads the police statement.(GNS)

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