Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday said that they have arrested three militants belonging to outfit Lashkar-i-Toiba (LeT) in north Kashmir’s Sopore.

In a statement issued to news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), police said the recent killings of non-local labourers and grenade attack in multiple locations were investigated and suspected individuals from various places were detained and sustained interrogation established the role of LeT organisation behind the killings.

“On 02 May, 22 night three individuals were observed moving suspiciously along the orchards in general area Haigam.

The security forces challenged the individuals; however, they fled towards the orchards in the general area. The MVCP chased the three individuals and the security forces deployed along the appreciated escape routes nabbed them,” reads the statement.

The individuals were identified as Tafheem Reyaz S/o Riyaz Ahmad Mir r/o Usman-abad Warpora; Seerat Shabaz Mir S/o Mohammad Shahbaz Mir R/o Brath Kalan Sopore; Rameez Ahmed Khan s/o Gh Mohammad Khan r/o Mirpora Brathkalan .

Police said the search of the individuals led to the recovery of three chinese pistols and ammunition and incriminating materials—(KNO)