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.
One hideout busted in Arizal Khansaib,Budgam & a top Over Groud Wirker of LeT, namely Zahoor Wani was arrested. Arms and ammunition recovered from his possession.
More arrests and recoveries are expected. Case registered. pic.twitter.com/sFMfVft7Dh
— J&K Police (@JmuKmrPolice) May 16, 2020
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.
(With ANI inputs)