October 2007 News

JK Police Recover Seals And Stamp Of Police Officer

22 October 2007

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police today seized four official seals and stamps including that of a senior police officer following the disclosure of a Lashker-e-Toiba (Let) militant arrested in Kupwara district. Abdul Majeed Dar alias Bambar Khan, a resident of Nagri Palpora, was arrested by a police during vehicle checking in chogal area of Kupwara district this afternoon, Superintendent of Police, Handwara, Dr Haseeb Mughal said. He said the captured militant led police to the house of Ghulam Hassan Malik in his village from where four seals including that of Superintendent of Police Kupwara, Headmaster Boys High School, Kupwara and two seals of proprietor Messrs Wani Brothers General Bus Stand Kupwara were recovered. In addition, the police party also recovered three under barrel grenade launchers (UBGL) grenades, 57 rounds of assorted ammunition, he said adding the arrested militant revealed that the official seals were being used for documentation and making the illegal identity cards for LeT cadres. Terming the arrest of the militant as a prize catch, he said Dar who was earlier affiliated with Hizbul Mujahideen was moving on a motorcycle without number plate at the time of his arrest. A Chinese pistol, its one magazine and seven rounds were recovered from him while two Chinese grenades were recovered from his motorcycle which was also seized, Mughal said. He said his questioning revealed that LeT commander Saifullah of Pakistan who is presently operating in Rajwar has provided him the arms and he was actively helping the cadres in transportation of arms and ammunition and collection of information regarding the movements of security forces and police of the area. He said questioning of Dar is going on to ascertain his links with other local and foreign militants.


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