Srinagar, May 27: Security forces today arrested a militant associate of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) in Baramulla district and recovered a hand grenade from his possession.
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A police official said that on specific information regarding movement of militants in village Nagbal Chandoosa, a joint operation was established by Police and Army (52RR) at Shranz Crossing Nagbal Chandoosa.
:During checking, one suspected person who was coming from Shrunz towards Nagbal Chandoosa tried to flee after noticing a joint naka party but was apprehended tactfully,” a police spokesman said.
“During the search, one grenade was recovered from his possession. He has been identified as Mohammad Ashraf Mir son of Mohd Shafi Mir resident of Laridoora Chandoosa, a militant associate linked with LeT,” police said.
It is pertinent to mention here that the said militant associate is a surrendered militant.
Accordingly, police said that a case under relevant Sections law has been registered at Police Station Chandoosa and investigation initiated.