Two LeT militants held in North Kashmir along with arms and ammunition


Sopore, 22 September 2022: Police on Wednesday said that they have arrested two LeT militants along with arms and ammunition in Sopore area of north kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Police in a statement said that, on 21st September, on the basis of a reliable information about the presence of militants belonging to prescribed militants organization LeT at the village Botingoo a joint CASO was launched by Sopore Police alongwith 22 RR, 179 BN CRPF, Det Marcos and the area was cordoned-off and subsequently search was started. During search, 02 persons within the cordoned area in an orchard were found in a suspicious condition and were apprehended on spot who revealed their names as: 1. Imtiyaz Ahmad Ganai S/o Abdul Rahim Ganai of Botingoo Sopore.

2. Waseem Ahmad Lone S/o Ghulam Rasool Lone of Botingoo

Upon their personal search 01 Pistol, 01 Pistol Magazine, 08 Pistol Rounds were recovered from the possession of one Imtiyaz Ahmad Ganai, and 01 Chinese Hand Grenade was recovered from the possession of Waseem Ahmad Lone. During preliminary questioning, the duo revealed that they were working as hybrid terrorist and OGW respectively for the banned terrorist organization LeT and at the behest of active LeT terrorist Bilal Hamza Mir S/o Mohammad Hamza Mir of Brath Kalan Sopore were planning to attack security forces and civilians in and around Sopore area.

Accordingly case stands registered in Police Station Sopore under relevant provisions of law.