Two militant associates affiliated with Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) were arrested in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district, police said on Tuesday.
The two, identified as Dayem Majeed Khan and Ubair Tariq of Watrina, both residents of Bandipora district, were arrested on a specific warrant at Kreeri Baramulla.
“On specific information regarding the movement of terrorists in Chak Tapper Kreeri, joint forces of Baramulla Police and 29 RR placed a MVCP (Mobile Vehicle Check post) at the bus stop. Two suspect persons who were coming from Chak Tapper towards Main Road Kreeri tried to flee while noticing a joint naka party but were apprehended tactfully,” a police spokesman said.
During their personal search, two Chinese Pistols, two pistol magazines, 14 live Pistol rounds, one ID card, and a Xerox copy of the Aadhar Card were recovered from them. The two were taken into custody immediately, police said.
During the preliminary investigation, both the terrorist associates confessed that they are affiliated with a banned terrorist organisation of the LeT outfit and had collected the arms & ammunition for target killing in District Baramulla,” police said.
Police said a case under the Indian Arms Act and the UA (P) Act was registered at Police Station Kreeri, and investigations were taken up.