Two outfit LeT militants arrested by Sopore Police alongwith Security Forces.

Sopore: Yesterday on 21st September, on the basis of a reliable information about the presence of militants belonging to proscribed militant organization LeT at the village Botingoo a joint CASO was launched by Sopore Police alongwith 22 RR, 179 BN CRPF, Det Marcos and the area was cordoned-off and subsequently search was started. During search, 02 persons within the cordoned area in an orchard were found in a suspicious condition and were apprehended on spot who revealed their names as:

1. Imtiyaz Ahmad Ganai S/O Abdul Rahim Ganai R/O Botingoo.

2. Waseem Ahmad Lone S/O Ghulam Rasool Lone R/O Botingoo.

Recovered Arms and Ammunition

Upon their personal search 01 Pistol, 01 Pistol Magazine, 08 Pistol Rounds were recovered from the possession of one Imtiyaz Ahmad Ganai, and 01 Chinese Hand Grenade was recovered from the possession of Waseem Ahmad Lone. During preliminary questioning, the duo revealed that they were working as hybrid militant and OGW respectively for the banned terrorist organization LeT and at the behest of active LeT militant Bilal Hamza Mir S/O Mohammad Hamza Mir R/O Brath Kalan Sopore were planning to attack security forces and civilians in and around Sopore area.

Accordingly case stands registered in Police Station Sopore under relevant provisions of law.