‘3 LeT militants held in SIT raid’


Srinagar, April 21 (GNS): Police on Thursday claimed to have arrested three Lashkar-e-Toiba militants in city here with arms and ammunitions.

A police officer told news agency GNS that a police party from Special Investigation Team (SIT) Rajbagh following a tip off, conducted a raid near LD hospital last evening and apprehended three LeT militants.

The officer identified the arrested militant as Ubaid Untoo son of Tariq Ahmad Untoo of Kralteng, Sopore, Yawar Muzaffar Bhat son of Muzaffar Ahmad Bhat of Bhatpora, Sopore and Altaf Hussain Lone son of Abdul Hamid Lone of Kalaroos Kupwara.

The officer said that Ubaid is believed to have provided a grenade to the Pakistani prisoner Wahid Noor Khan in Sopore court. Wahid Noor Khan later died in mysterious  grenade blast inside the police van which was ferrying him from Sopore court to Srinagar, besides injuring six cops on June 20 last year.
“A 9 mm pistol, 2 magazines, 6 rounds, four hand grenades and  a GPS device was also recovered from the arrested trio”, the officer said.

He said that a case under FIR number 23/2016 under section 7/25 I A Act has been registered in police station Rajbagh and further investigations taken up. (GNS)