Bandipora: Jammu and Kashmir police on Tuesday said it busted a Lashkar-e-Tobia militant module by arresting two active militants and two OGWs (over ground workers) including a woman in Hajin area of Bandipora district.
The militants have been identified as Musaib Mir alias Moya, resident of Rakh Hajin and Arafat Farooq Wagey alias Dr Adil, resident of Gulshnabad Hajin and the OGWs as Imran Majeed Mir alais Jaffar Bhaie, and resident of Wangipora, Sumbal and Suraya Rashid Wani alias Senty resident of Wahab Parray Mohalla Hajin. However, the age of the above persons wasn’t known.
“In a major breakthrough Police along with security forces busted LeT militant module by arresting two active militants and their two associates including a woman,” the police statement reads.
“Incriminating materials, arms & ammunition including 01 AK-47 rifle, 01 AK-56 riffle, 04 AK series Magazines, live rounds, RDX powder, nails & ball bearings, batteries 9 volt, detonators, IED mechanism circuit, remote control, loose wire and iron pipes etc have been recovered from their possession,” the statement said.
It reads preliminary investigation revealed that the module was being handled by LeT commander from Pakistan.
“The module was directed to carry out substantial attacks on civilians and security forces to instil fear in the minds of general public. They were also tasked to carry out a powerful IED blast at any crowded public place to cause maximum civilian casualties thereby averting a major tragedy,” it said.
Meanwhile, ADGP Kashmir congratulated the forces for busting the module and averting a major tragedy.