Srinagar: One over ground worker of Lashkar-e-Taiba arrested in a joint operation of Police, 30 RR and 92 CRPF in Handwara. 1 AK 56 rifle, 2 magazines, 25 rounds of AK 56 and one wire cutter recovered.
Earlier, an over ground worker of Lashkar-e-Taiba in the north Kashmir town of Handwara after a joint operation was launched by the J&K Police with 30 Rashtriya Rifles of the Army and the CRPF.
The suspect has been identified as Affaq Ahmed Bhat alias Abu Huraira of Panditpura village in the bordering Baramulla district. The police in a statement conveyed that the suspect was zeroed in by security forces after “credible intelligence input”.
Bhat was allegedly providing logistic support to Abu Maz, an LeT militant from Pakistan currently active in north Kashmir.
“We arrested Bhat in the morning after which he disclosed the locations of two hideouts,” Ghulam Jeelani Wani, SSP Handwara told The Indian Express. Among the items recovered from the hideouts are a “heavy catch” of arms and ammunitions, including a pistol, AK 47 rounds and magazines and a grenade.
The suspect is now in NIA custody and has been taken to Delhi, said SP Handawara, Ghulam Geelani.