LeT militant, accused of weapon loot, arrested in Srinagar

LeT militant Danish Hanief
Arrested Lashkar-e-Toiba militant Danish Hanief

SRINAGAR — A Lashkar-e-Toiba militant, who according to police was main accused in snatching at least four weapons from the official residence of a Congress MLC here in December last year, was arrested from a private hospital here, officials said.

A senior police officer said that the LeT militant Danish Hanief, a resident of Natipora Srinagar, was arrested from a private hospital at Rajbagh here where he was being treated for injuries suffered by him. It was alleged that he was injured while escaping from a gunfight with government forces in Pulwama.

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In last week of December last year, the militants had decamped with four service rifles of policemen guarding the official residence of Congress MLC Muhammad Muzaffar Parray.

Earlier this year, Police arrested a suspected person in connection with the weapon snatching case near Bone and Joint Hospital Barzulla.

“On his questioning, he disclosed his identity as Showkat Ahmad Khan son of Abdul Hamid Khan, a resident of Aarth-Narbal Budgam, affiliated with a proscribed militant outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba. His code name is Aumer,” a police spokesman had said in a statement.

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“It is pertinent to mention here that the said a person is involved in case FIR No.73/2018 U/S 392 RPC, 7/25 Arms Act, 3 PEPO Act registered at P/S Rajbagh Srinagar,” he had said.

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