Terror module busted in Bla, 3 LeT aides held: Police

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J&K Police along with Army in Baramulla busted a terror module by arresting three terrorist associates linked with LeT. Incriminating materials, arms & ammunition have also been recovered from their possession, police said.

During joint patrolling and area domination exercise in Churunda Uri, a joint team of Baramulla Police & Army (16 SIKHLI) noticed a suspicious person who attempted to flee upon spotting the patrolling party. However, the suspect was apprehended tactfully. He has been identified as Showkat Ali Awan son of Abdul Karim Awan resident of Churunda Uri, a police spokesman said in a statement issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO).

During search, 02 grenades were recovered from his possession. Subsequently, he was shifted to police station where he was put under sustained questioning. During questioning, he disclosed the names of his accomplices as Ahmad Din son of Shukur Din & Mohammad Sadeeq Khatana son of Umer Din, both residents of Churunda Uri, who were subsequently arrested. On their disclosure, 02 grenades, 01 Chinese Pistol, 1 Pistol Magazine, 4 live rounds & other incriminating materials were recovered, police said.

It is pertinent to mention here that, the arrested terrorist associates were involved in cross border smuggling of arms & ammunition at the behest of Pakistan based terror handlers and further its distribution to LeT terrorists for carrying out terror activities, police added.        

Accordingly, police said that a case under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Uri and investigation has been initiated

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