Hybrid militant of LeT, accomplice arrested in Awantipora: Police

‘Man held for collecting money in JeI name in Baramulla’

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SRINAGAR — Police along with the Army and CRPF arrested a ‘hybrid’ militant and his accomplice “who were planning to target outside labourers”, officials claimed.

Besides, they said, police have arrested one person for collecting funds in the name of JeI in Baramulla.

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“On a specific input, police along with (Army) 50RR and CRPF 110Bn apprehended one suspect Rayees Ahmad Mir son of Abdul Rashid Mir of Chandhara and recovered one Pistol along with ammunition from his possession,” a police spokesman told GNS.

“During preliminary interrogation, the suspect disclosed that he received a Pistol with ammunition and instructions from a LeT (militant) code name Haji to attack and kill at least two outside labourers in Pampore town,” he said, adding, “Rayees was promised to be recruited as (militant) after execution of the attack.”

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Rayees, the “hybrid” militant sought the aid of his friend namely Shakir Hamid Bhat son of Abdul Hamid Bhat of Alochibagh Samboora to identify the target and provide him a motorcycle for executing this act, the spokesperson said.

“Timely intelligence and swift action by a joint team of Police, Army and CRPF not only led to the arrest of a hybrid (militant) and his accomplice but also prevented terror incident and saved precious lives of innocent civilians,” it said.

Accordingly, he said, a case (FIR No. 43/2022) has been registered in Police Station Pampore and “further investigations continue.”

Meanwhile, in Baramulla, Police have arrested one person involved in the collection of funds in the name JeI in Baramulla.

“Acting on a specific information about the collection of money in the name of banned organization Jamaat-e-Islami in Baramulla town, Baramulla Police and 46RR arrested one person identified as Mohammad Amin Ganie son of Ali Mohammad Ganie of Microwave Colony Kanlibagh Baramulla who was riding a Scooty (JK05G-7856),” the spokesperson said, adding, “Receipt books of Jamaat-e-Islami, mobile phone and cash Rs 15900, which was collected by him from the general public in the name of banned organization JeI, was recovered.”

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During further investigation, he said, a search was also carried out at his house at Kanlibagh Baramulla where two J&K Bank Passbooks, three J&K Bank Cheque Books and a blank booklet of Jamaat-e-Islami were recovered.

“Accordingly, a case FIR number 68/2022 under relevant sections of law was registered at Police Station Baramulla and an investigation has been started,” the statement added.

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