03 LeT Militant Associates Held in Srinagar: Police

Srinagar : Police on tuesday claimed to have arrested three Lashkar-i-Toiba militants Associates in central Kashmir’s Srinagar district.

In a handout, the police said that police in Srinagar have arrested 03 militant associates of proscribed militant outfit LeT in Srinagar and recovered cash amount of rupees 31,65,200/= and other incriminating materials from their possession.

The police spokesman further stated that a police party of Police Station Nowgam during routine checking at Lasjan Crossing (NHW) spotted 03 suspicious individuals coming from Lasjan towards NHW carrying a blue colour cricket kit bag trying to avoid the naka checking party. They were tactfully apprehended by the alert naka party. They have been identified as Umar Adil Dar son of Ghulam Hassan Dar resident of Soiteng, Bilal Asmad Sidiqi son of Ghulam Ahmad Sididqi resident of Kursoo Rajbagh and Salik Mehraj son of Mehraj Din Dar resident of Soiteng.

During checking of the said kit bag carried by Umer Adil Dar, Indian currency cash amounting ₹31,65,200/= (Thirty-One Lac, Sixty-Five thousand and two hundred rupees), 01 Mobile Phone, 03 pages of LeT letter pad was recovered. On personal search of the other two persons namely Bilal Asmad Sidiqi & Salik Mehraj (05) pages each of LeT letter pad were recovered, he said.

During preliminary investigation, it came to fore that the trio was working as militant associates of proscribed militant outfit LeT. The money was received by them as a part of conspiracy to strengthen its cadres within District Srinagar. The said money was received by them on the directions of their handlers based in Pakistan as a part of larger criminal conspiracy hatched by terrorist organization within and across the border to pass/ raise money/ funds for furthering their activities and cause large scale disturbances in the UT of J&K, he said.

In this connection, a case FIR No. 20/2023 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Nowgam. Further investigation into the case is in progress. More recoveries and arrests are expected in the instant case, reads the statement.(GNS)

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