Newly recruited LeT terrorist arrested in Shopian: JK Police

A newly recruited terrorist of Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) was arrested by security forces during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in south Kashmir district of Shopian, official sources said on Tuesday.

The terrorist has been identified as Hilal Ahmad Sheikh S/o Mohammad Akbar Sheikh from Shopian district who was an Active terrorist of Al-Badar terror group.

They said on a tip-off security forces and police launched the joint CASO at Meldoora, Shopian, last night.

During the operation, a terrorist of LeT was arrested, along with arms and ammunition. The terrorist has recently joined the LeT group, they said, adding that he was being questioned.

This comes a day after two terrorists including a LeT top commander was gunned during an encounter in Baramulla district. The terrorists had opened fire on a joint naka party in Kreeri in which two CRPF jawans and a policeman were martryred.