SRINAGAR, NOV 01: Police along with security forces arrested four terrorist associates linked with proscribed terror outfit LeT/TRF and recovered arms & ammunition and other incriminating materials from their possession in Baramulla.
“On 30/10/2023, a joint team of Baramulla Police along with Army (52RR) & CRPF (53Bn) at a checkpoint established at Naradhiri Dangerpora junction intercepted 02 suspicious persons who on seeing joint party tried to flee from the spot but were tactfully apprehended. They have been identified as Gh Hassan Mir son of Gh Rasool Mir resident of Muran Tangwari Chandoosa and Mukhtar Ahmad Khan son of Mohd Afzal Khan resident of Pinjwara Laridora Chandoosa. During search, 1 Chinese Pistol, 1 Pistol magazine, 12 live rounds, 2 hand grenades & other incriminating materials were recovered from their possession,” a police spokesperson said in a statement.
“Accordingly, a case FIR No. 68/2023 was registered in Police Station Sheeri and investigation was initiated. During the course of investigation and upon their disclosure, two more persons namely Altaf Ahmad Rather son of Ab Ahad Rather resident of Kawhar and Farooq Ahmad Naqeeb son of Ab Gaffar Naqeeb resident of Kunzar were called for questioning. During questioning, both the accused persons confessed about possession of hand grenades. Upon their disclosure, 02 hand grenades were recovered from the duo accused persons and subsequently were arrested in the instant case,” he added.
During further investigation, it came to the fore that all the four accused persons were working for terrorist associate Mudasir Ahmad Sheikh son of Ab Rashid Sheikh resident of Kunzer in the past, who is presently lodged under PSA, the spokesperson said, adding that further investigation is going on.