Three militant associates held in Baramulla: Police

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BARAMULLA — Security forces on Thursday claimed to have busted a militant module in northern Kashmir’s Baramulla district and arrested three militant associates.

An official quoted by a local news agency said that police along with other security forces arrested three militant associates linked with the proscribed outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and recovered incriminating materials and ammunition from their possession in Baramulla.

The official said that Baramula Police received credible intelligence indicating that some unidentified militants affiliated with the banned LeT organization are moving in Baramulla town with intentions to target security forces.

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Three individuals from town area of Baramulla, identified as Owais Ahmad Waza, son of Ghulam Mohammad Waza, resident of Ganie Hamam Baramulla; Basit Fayaz Kaloo, son of Fayaz Ahmad Kaloo, resident of Ganie Hamam Baramulla and Faheem Ahmad Mir, son of Tariq Ahmad Mir, resident of Mir Sahab, Old Town, Baramulla were assisting them.

These youth, according to the statement, were providing information about security forces’ movements to the militants and their intention was to disturb the peace process in Baramulla in view of forthcoming Parliamentary elections, orchestrated by their handlers across the border.

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As per the police official, the involvement of these three individuals posed a threat to the sovereignty and integrity of India.

He said that upon receiving this information, a case FIR No. 79/2024 under sections of UAPA was registered in Police Station Baramulla and investigations were started.

“During the course of the investigation, the accused persons were apprehended in Old Town Baramulla and upon their disclosure, three hand grenades were recovered from their possession,” the official said and further added that an investigation of the case is in process.

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