Srinagar, Mar 4: Three militant associates of Lashker-e-Toiba were arrested in Shopian district of south Kashmir, police said on Friday.
“Today at about 1815 hours, a joint Naka party of Police and army’s 44RR was placed at Khudpora orchards. Three suspects were noticed who were challenged to stop. Instead they started fleeing away from the spot but were chased and arrested tactfully by the alert joint party,” a police spokesman said in a statement.
They have been identified as Ishfaq Ahmad Dar son of Mohd Yaseen Dar resident of Gadapora Shopian, Nadeem Rafiq Rather son of Rafiq Ahmad Rather resident of Killbal Shopian and Rouf Mushtaq Najar son of Mushtaq Ahmad Najar resident of Wangam.
“Incriminating materials, arms and ammunition including one Pistol, its Magazine, 8 Pistol rounds, one Hand Grenade, one AK Magazine, 20 AK live rounds were recovered from their possession,” the police spokesman said.
Accordingly, he said, a case vide FIR No. 19/2022 under relevant of sections of law stands registered in Police Station Shopian and further investigation into the matter is in progress.