Srinagar, Sept 22: Police today arrested two Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militants and recovered ammunition from them in Sopore area of Baramulla.
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A spokesman said that Imtiyaz Ahmad Ganai son of Abdul Rahim Ganai and Waseem Ahmad Lone son of Ghulam Rasool Lone, both residents of Botingoo in Sopore were apprehended during a cordon and search operation in the village by a joint team of Sopore Police along with 22 RR, 179 Bn CRPF, Marcos following a tip off.
“Upon their personal search, one pistol, one pistol magazine, eight pistol tounds were recovered from the possession of Imtiyaz Ahmad Ganai, and one Chinese hand grenade was recovered from the possession of Waseem Ahmad Lone,” police said.
“During preliminary questioning, the duo revealed that they were working as hybrid militants and OGWs respectively for the LeT and at the behest of active LeT militant Bilal Hamza Mir son of Mohammad Hamza Mir of Brath Kalan Sopore were planning to attack security forces and civilians in and around Sopore area, the spokesman said.