April 2021 News

Police Arrests 3 Lashkar-e-Taiba Militant Associates In Budgam

18 April 2021
India Today
Ashraf Wani

Srinagar: Three militant associates linked with proscribed terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) were arrested in the Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday. The three people - identified as Adil Ahmad Dar, Tahir Ahmad Bhat and Ghulam Mohd Gojre - were arrested by the Jammu and Kashmir Police and 53 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) of the Indian army. Incriminating material including ammunition and posters of proscribed militant outfit LeT were recovered from their possession. Preliminary investigation revealed that the arrested militant associates were providing shelter and logistical and material support to Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists in Magam, Narbal and Beerwah areas of Budgam. They were also allegedly involved in the transportation of arms and ammunition. All three were in touch with Pakistan-based militant commanders through social media platforms. They were also in constant touch with LeT self-styled terror commander Mohammad Yousuf Dar and Abrar Nadeem Bhat, police said. A case under relevant sections of the law has been registered at the Magam Police Station in Budgam. A police investigation into the matter has been initiated.