J-K police busts LeT terror module in Budgam, 5 terror associates arrested


Srinagar: Security forces arrested five terror associates of Lashkar e Taiba (LeT) and also busted a terrorist hideout in Budgam, according to the Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday.

According to a press release by the Jammu and Kashmir Police, “acting on information, the Budgam Police, along with 53 RR and 153 battalion CRPF arrested top terror associate of LeT, namely, Zahoor Wani, during a search operation from village Arizal of PS Khansaib.”

Further acting on Wani’s disclosure, a hideout was also discovered which was being used by terrorist for shelter and incriminating materials, along with arms and ammunition were recovered from it.

During further investigation, 4 other terror associates, Younis Mir, Aslam Sheikh, Parwaiz Sheikh and Rehman Lone, all residents of Khansaib who were “involved in providing logistic support and shelter to LeT terrorists” were also arrested.

The group was active in the past few months in the area, according to the police.

A case under relevant provisions of the law has been registered in police station Khansaib in connection with the case.

Further investigation is underway. (ANI)