LeT module busted, 2 held

Excelsior Correspondent

Troops pose with arms and ammunition recovered from Baramulla district on Tuesday.          —Excelsior/Aabid Nabi
Troops pose with arms and ammunition recovered from Baramulla district on Tuesday. —Excelsior/Aabid Nabi

SRINAGAR, Dec 1: Security forces today busted a Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) funding module and a forest hideout in North Kashmir and arrested a Hizbul Mujahideen militant from South Kashmir.
Police and Army busted an LeT funding module in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district and arrested its two members of the module while hunt for others is going on.
Acting on the inputs, a joint team of 52 RR of Army and SOG, Kreeri launched a search operation at Chandekut crossing on National Highway in Baramulla district today.  “During the operation Mushtaq Ahmed Dar resident of Rinji, Baramulla was apprehended after a brief pursuit.  Rs. 45,000 of fake Indian currency was recovered from him”, said police.
“The questioning of Dar led to apprehension of Aijaz Ahmed Dar resident of Rinji who was the next link in the chain.  Mushtaq Ahmed Dar further revealed the involvement of Mohammad Yusuf Chopan, who had been allegedly receiving the fake currency from Bangladesh for subsequent conversion to genuine currency and funding of LeT in North Kashmir.  Mushtaq Ahmed Dar was in the process of developing a module for LeT at Pattan.  Further investigations are likely to reveal more names”, police said.
Police says the busting of module is a major setback to LeT as it will block their funding.
In another search operation in the forests of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district, security forces busted a militant hideout and recovered large quantity of arms and ammunition.
A defence spokesman said here that based on a specific tip off, troops of 46 Rashtriya Rifles along with SOG Baramulla launched a search operation in the jungles of Gabbewar, near Baramulla in the early hours of this morning. After a long search a militant hideout was discovered which had several arms and ammunition.
The recoveries including three pistols, one UBGL, 56 UBGL grenades, 17 mortar bombs, 13 RPG rockets, 43 RPG boosters, 2 hand grenades, three pistols, 13 pistols and AK magazines and lots of ammunition of AK and  Pika. Two radio sets were also found from same hideout.
Army said that this is a major recovery in this area and will deal a severe blow to movement of militants in Gabbewar forests in Baramulla.
Security forces had launched an operation in the area after they received information about movement of militants in the area several times.
Army killed four militants in the forest area two months ago. Security forces believed that militants have been taking shelter in this location. In the recent past Army and police launched several operations in the area.
In the meantime, security forces today arrested a Hizbul Mujahideen militant in Shopian district of south Kashmir.
In a joint operation launched by Police, Army’s 1 and 62 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and 18 Battalion Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) conducted searches at Yaripora in Shopian district of South Kashmir. “Two hand grenades, one Chinese grenade and AK 47 rounds were recovered from his possession,” police said and an FIR has been registered.
A Defence spokesman said that in a joint operation, Army and Police today apprehended a militant of Hizbul Mujahideen from Shopian area.
“Based on an information regarding presence of a terrorist in Harmain village of Shopian, a joint operation by Army and JKP was launched  today, which resulted in apprehension of an  HM terrorist  Nawaz Ahmad Najar son of Abdul Hamid Najar resident Harmain Shopian”, the spokesman said.
“Some warlike stores like 2 hand grenades 1 Chinese grenade and some AK ammunition has been recovered from him.The terrorist has been  involved in  subversive activities since  August this year in Shopian area. An FIR has been registered  and the terrorist has been handed over to local Police Station”, the spokesman added.


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