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Three Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists arrested in Kashmir

Sopore (Jammu And Kashmir): Three over-ground workers (OGWs) of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terror outfit were arrested on Friday in North Kashmir’s Sopore. The Sopore Police carried a joint operation along with security forces including 22 Rashtriya Rifles (RR), and 179 BN Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) at Bomai chowk in the jurisdiction of Police Station Bomai on […]

Edited By : Pranjal Gupta | Updated: Aug 27, 2022 11:52 IST
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Sopore (Jammu And Kashmir): Three over-ground workers (OGWs) of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terror outfit were arrested on Friday in North Kashmir’s Sopore.

The Sopore Police carried a joint operation along with security forces including 22 Rashtriya Rifles (RR), and 179 BN Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) at Bomai chowk in the jurisdiction of Police Station Bomai on Friday evening.

The terrorists have been identified as Shariq Ashraf, Saqlain Mushtaq and Tawfeeq Hassan Sheikh.

During checking a suspicious movement of three persons coming from Goripura towards Bomai was noted and were subsequently asked to stop, but they tried to flee from the spot, however, were tactfully apprehended by the security forces, the police said.

Upon their personal search three hand grenades, nine posters, and 12 Pakistani flags were recovered from their possession.

Preliminary investigations have revealed that the arrested persons are OGWs of proscribed terrorist organisation LeT and were in constant search of an opportunity to carry out attacks on security forces and civilians including outside labourers, the police said.

Accordingly, the case has been registered at Police Station Bomai under relevant sections of law and further investigation is still going on.

(With inputs from ANI)

First published on: Aug 27, 2022 11:52 AM IST

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