Kashmir: Police Detain 2 LeT Terrorist Associates 

Jammu and Kashmir Police have arrested two associates of terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) under the Public Safety Act (PSA) in Bandipora district in the Kashmir division, officials said on Sunday.

SRINAGAR | Updated: 09 October, 2022 9:30 pm IST
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Jammu and Kashmir Police have arrested two associates of terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) under the Public Safety Act (PSA) in Bandipora district in the Kashmir division, officials said on Sunday.

J&K Police also claimed that the arrested persons were active in north Kashmir. They were also in touch with their handlers in Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (PoK).

Sharing the details of the terrorist associates, police said that one of the persons detained, “Ishfaq Majeed Dar is a son of one Ab Majeed Dar alias Salahudin, a resident of Saderkoot Bala. He is a hardcore Anti-National Element (ANE). He was in touch with terrorists in PoK.”

“Ishfaq was given the task by his handlers across the border to mobilise the youth in Bandipora to recruit them into the banned terror organisation LeT. He was further given the task of identifying police or Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Naka’s in the Hajin area of Bandipora for terror attacks in the area,” the police said.

The police identified the second terror associate as “Waseem Ahmad Malik alias Obaid alias Osama, the son of one Ab Gani Malik, a resident of Gundpora Rampora. He was in touch with a PoK-based terrorist named Hashir Parray. Incidentally, Parray’s module was recently busted by Bandipora police.”

“Wasim was establishing new associates in Bandipora town and adjacent areas. He was also working to lure the youth of Bandipora towards terror sympathisers. He is also trying to establish terror sleeper cells in Bandipora district,” police said.

“Both of them were detained under PSA in view of their tendencies to mobilise the youth toward terror activities and to vitiate the peaceful atmosphere in Bandipora district,” the police said.

Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir police on Sunday dismissed reports that a terrorist attack took place near Zainakadal in the Srinagar district.

A senior police officer said that fake news regarding the grenade attack in Srinagar is being circulated on social media, which is baseless.

The police also asked citizens not to believe rumours and assured them that strict action would be taken against those involved.

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