Srinagar: An active militant of Lashkar-e-Toiba (Let) was arrested in central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Saturday, police said.
The arrested militant has been identified as Abul Hameed Nath, a resident of Pethzanigam Beerwah, Budgam.
Police said Nath was arrested following a specific input about his movement.
“On a specific input regarding the movement of terrorists in Pushkar area of Budgam, Police along with 62RR/2RR & 79Bn CRPF launched a joint cordon and search operation in the area. During the search operation, the joint team arrested an active terrorist linked with proscribed terror outfit LeT,” a police spokesman said.
“Incriminating materials, including a pistol and a magazine, five pistol rounds and one Chinese grenade have been recovered from his possession,” he added.
As per police records, he was active since February 2021.
A case under relevant sections of law has been registered against him and an investigation was also initiated.