SRINAGAR — Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday claimed to have arrested a hybrid militant affiliated with the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) outfit in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
In a handout, as per news agency GNS, the police said that based on reliable input regarding the movement of militants in the Kreeri area, joint parties of Police and Army’s 29 RR established Naka at Kreeri.
The police spokesman further stated that during Naka checking, one hybrid militant of the LeT outfit was apprehended along with arms and ammunition. “Incriminating materials have also been recovered from the hybrid militant who was later on identified as Mohd Iqbal Bhat son of Gulzar Ahmad Bhat, resident of Tilgam Payeen.”
The arms/ammunition recovered from the militant include one pistol, one pistol magazine and seven rounds of pistol ammunition.
“The militant has been actively involved in providing logistics support for militant activities and was in touch with Pakistani terrorists Saifullah and Abu Zarar. The successful apprehension of the hybrid militant has evaded major militant plots and busted the module responsible for various recent attacks on PRI members and non-locals,” police said.
“In addition, the militant was actively involved in providing chemicals and other materials for carrying out an IED attack on National Highway between Narbal and Renji. Interrogation of the apprehended militant is likely to give further inputs for future counter-militancy operations,” reads the statement.