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Jammu and Kashmir: LeT 'hybrid terrorist' arrested in Budgam; hand grenades recovered

Jammu and Kashmir: A case has been registered at Shalteng Police Station, regarding the arrest of the hybrid terrorist in Kulgam.

Vani Mehrotra Edited By: Vani Mehrotra @vani_mehrotra New Delhi Published on: August 08, 2022 7:11 IST
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Image Source : PTI/REPRESENTATIVE Terrorist arrested in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam

Highlights

  • The terrorist was identified as Arshid Ahmad Bhat
  • The arrest was made by a joint team of Srinagar Police and 2RR at Lawaypura
  • The officials also seized incriminating materials which include 5 pistols, 5 magazines, 50 rounds

Jammu and Kashmir: One hybrid terrorist of the proscribed terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) was arrested by the Indian Army's 34 RR unit in the Budgam area of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Sunday. The terrorist was identified as Arshid Ahmad Bhat, a resident of Sangam Budgam.

The arrest was made by a joint team of Srinagar Police and 2RR at Lawaypura.

The officials also seized incriminating materials which include 5 pistols, 5 magazines, 50 rounds. Two hand grenades were also recovered from the terrorist.

A case has been registered at Shalteng Police Station.

Earlier on May 1, another 'hybrid' terrorist of the proscribed terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) was arrested by the Indian Army's 34 RR unit along with Kulgam Police from Kashmir.

According to police, the arrested LeT terrorist was in contact with Pakistan-based terrorists as well as local LeT terrorists and was tasked to execute terror incidents.

The hybrid terrorist was also involved in providing shelter, logistics and other support to the terrorists which includes transporting arms and ammunition and explosive material of the terrorists in district Kulgam.

The arrested terrorist has been identified as Yamin Yousaf Bhat, a resident of Kulgam's Gadihama, said the Kashmir police.

Incriminating materials consisting of arms and ammunition including a pistol, one magazine, two hand grenades and 51 (9 mm) pistol rounds have been recovered, stated police.

An FIR has been registered against the said terrorist in Kulgam Police Station under relevant sections of law and further investigation regarding the incident is in progress.

The arrest of the Hybrid terrorist is an achievement for Kulgam Police as the said terrorist was well known in the topography of the district and it was easy for him to choose soft targets.

He was also in contact with PoK-based terrorists and was working under their command and guidance. More arrests and recoveries are expected in the instant case, stated the police.

(With inputs from ANI)

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