Police on Friday claimed to have arrested three militant associates of outfit LeT in South Kashmir’s Shopian district.

In a statement to GNS, the police said that today at about 1815 hrs, a joint Naka party of Police and 44RR was placed at Khudpora orchards. During Naka checking, movement of 03 suspects were noticed who were challenged to stop. Instead of stopping they started fleeing away from the spot but were chased and arrested tactfully by the alert joint party.

The police spokesman identified them 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 01 Pistol, 01 Pistol Magazine, 08 Pistol rounds, 01 Hand Grenade, 01 AK Magazine, 20 AK live rounds were recovered from their possession, he said.

Accordingly, 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, reads the statement.(GNS)