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LeT associate arrested in Handwara, ammo recovered

LeT associate arrested in Handwara, ammo recovered
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Handwara, Sep 26 (KNO): Jammu and Kashmir police on Saturday claimed to have arrested an associate of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) outfit along with arms and ammunition at Mandigam Kralgund in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

A police spokesman in a statement issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said that a local LeT associate was arrested during a search operation in orchards of Mandigam Kralgund along with arms and ammunition.

He said that on the basis of specific information regarding the movement of militants, Handwara Police along with 32 RR and 92 Bn. CRPF launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in the orchards of village Mandigam Kralgund.

During search and checking, one person was found in suspicious condition, who on seeing the search party tried to escape from the spot but was chased and arrested by the search party, the police spokesman said, adding that arrested person on preliminary questioning disclosed his identity as Akeel Ahmad Parray, son of Wali Muhammad of Mandigam Kralgund.

The spokesman also said that on his personal search, arms and ammunition were recovered from his possession.

During questioning, the spokesman said it came to the fore that the arrested person is working with militant outfit LeT as an associate.

In this context, police said a case under FIR number 90/2020 under section 7/25 I.A.Act, 16,18,20 ULAP Act has been registered in Police Station Kralgund and further investigation into the matter is under process—(KNO)

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