Nothing serious, have strong surveillance: ADGP
Srinagar, Sept 4: For the first time, deadly sticky bombs were recovered in Sopore area of North Kashmir today from a hybrid militant.
Additional Director General of Police Kashmir, Vijay Kumar, told Excelsior that three sticky bombs were recovered from a hybrid militant of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT).
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These sticky bombs are thought to be very dangerous as it wreaked heavoc in Afghanistan where it was used for target killings.
However, Kumar said that arrival of sticky bombs in Kashmir is nothing serious as security forces have already strong surveillance mechanism in place.
“We have strengthened our surveillance mechanism and it is nothing serious,” he added.
A police spokesman said that based on specific input generated by police regarding movement of a militant in Shangergund area of Sopore, a special joint checkpoint was established by police, 22 RR of Army and CRPF in the area.
He said that during checking on September 2, suspicious movement of a person coming from village Check Brath link road towards Sopore-Kupwara general road was noticed and was subsequently asked to stop, but he tried to flee from the spot.
“However, he was tactfully apprehended by the alert joint team. Upon his personal search, one pistol, one magazine and eight pistol rounds were recovered from his possession.
He has been identified as Saqib Shakeel Dar son of Shakeel Ahmad Dar, resident of Mumkak Batpora but was presently living at Checki Brath Sopore.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the arrested person is working as a hybrid militant of the LeT and was in a constant search of an opportunity to carry out attacks on security forces and civilians,” he said.
A case (FIR No. 195/2022 under relevant sections of law) was registered in Police Station Sopore and investigation was set into motion.
He said that during further investigation, the arrested revealed that he had concealed three sticky bombs and seven detonators in an orchard of village Chek-e- Brath area of Sopore. He was taken to the orchard where these bombs were recovered.
The spokesman said that further investigation into the case is going on.