Srinagar: Security forces arrested a suspected militant associate of Lashkar-e-Taiba in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Wednesday.
Police said joint forces of Baramulla Police, Army’s 29 RR and 2 Bn SSB apprehended a suspect during Naka checking at Singhpora Pattan.
“A person wearing Pheran (gown) coming from Matipora side on seeing the naka party tried to flee from the spot but the alert party chased him and was apprehended tactfully,” police said. “During his personal search, 71 live rounds of AK-47 were recovered, and he was taken into custody immediately.”
“During questioning, he revealed his name as Ali Mohammad Bhat of Bonichakal Arampora Pattan and is working as a terrorist associate with banned terrorist organisation LeT outfit,” police said.
A case under sections of Arms and ULA (P) Act was registered in Police station Pattan and investigation set into motion, they said