BANDIPORA — Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday claimed to have arrested a Lashkar-e-Tobia (LeT) militant in Zalwan Nursery area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.
Police said that acting on specific information regarding the movement of militants in Zalwan Nursery area of Bandipora, Bandipora Police along with 14 RR and 3rd Bn CRPF launched a joint CASO.
“During search, one locally trained LeT militant was apprehended,” police told the news agency KNO, adding that the arrested militant disclosed his identity as Shahid Hussain Bhat, son of Ghulam Hassan Bhat of Plan Bandipora.
“On his disclosures, two hand grenades were recovered which he had kept in paddy fields near Ward No. 04 Plan Bandipora,” police added.
It further said that the arrested militant was in touch with the militant of LeT in PaK and was given the task to target police/security forces in Bandipora.
“He was also given the task by his handlers across the border to mobilize the youth in Bandipora for recruiting them in LeT,” police said, adding that in this connection, a case under FIR number 168/2022 was registered in Police Station Bandipora and further investigation has been taken up.