August 2006 News

Madrassa teacher, LeT militant arrested in Kashmir

1 August 2006
Indo-Asian News Service

Jammu: In the first such arrest, an Islamic seminary teacher and his two associates were arrested for alleged links with militant outfit Hizb- ul-Mujahadeen in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district Tuesday.A top Lashker-e-Taiba militant was also nabbed in the same district Tuesday.Madrassa teacher Zahoor Din was arrested along with associates Riaz Ahmad and Zahid while they while ferrying grenades and cash worth Rs.190,000 to the Hizb-ul-Mujahadeen militants, police said.Manohar Singh, senior superintendent of police, Doda, said that the trio were arrested when police upon suspicion asked them to stop their vehicle. On searching the vehicle, the cash and grenades were recovered.According to police, initial investigations revealed that the cash and explosives were meant for the Hizb-ul-Mujahadeen militants in the area.'Their interrogation is on and we hope to learn more about their activities,' he told IANS over phone.The men have already revealed the names of some other workers helping the militant outfit. Police parties have been dispatched to trace them.Police say their suspicion that some madrassas had people working for the militants was growing strong.The teacher was being quizzed further.Police arrested LeT militant Mohammad Yusuf from Sua Bunjwan area of Kishtwar in Doda.According to police, Yusuf was wanted in many cases. Around a dozen grenades were also recovered from him.Yusuf belongs to Hatli Morh area of Kathua district, but he operates in neighbouring Doda. Police said they hoped to get some vital clues on the LeT terror network from Yusuf.


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