LeT’s Bashir Lashkari had a Hindu aide from UP, says Kashmir police chief


Srinagar, Inspector General of Police, Muneer Ahmad Khan on Monday said that police have arrested a close aide of slain Lashkar-e-Toiba commander Bashir Lashkari.

Addressing a press conference at Police Control Room in Srinagar, the IGP said that they have busted a module of Lashkar-e-Toiba by arresting Sandeep Kumar, alias Adil, a resident of Muzaffarnagar area of Uttar Pradesh.

Bashir Lashkari was recently killed in an encounter with forces. Sandeep Sharma a non-local was in the same house where Lashkari took shelter, Khan said.

Khan said that the militants of Lashkar took help of Sandeep to loot ATMs, and they also indulged in “immoral activities” in the villages.

The top cop said that Sandeep was also involved in militant attack on policemen in Achabal that left six cops, including an SHO dead. “He was also involved in bank robbery cases.”

“He (Sandeep) was a criminal, he got in touch with Lashkar through one Shakoor of Sopore,” the IGP said.

IGP said that Sandeep Sharma, son of Ram Sharma was detained for questioning after he was rescued from the house where Bashir Lashkari was killed in a gunfight with forces in Brenti-Batpora village in Dialgam area of Islamabad district.