Lashkar module busted in Bandipora, 2 militants, associates including woman arrested

Srinagar :  Joint forces busted a Lashkar-e-Taiba module by arresting two active militants and their two associates including a woman in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir, Police said on Tuesday.


Additional Director General of Police, Vijay Kumar termed the busting of the module- who were planning to target civilians- a major success.

Giving details about the arrests, Police said two militants were arrested at Gundbal nursery in Bandipora.

“Bandipora Police alongwith (Army’s) 13 RR and CRPF during a cordon and search operation launched at Gundbal Nursery arrested two active terrorists linked with proscribed terrorist outfit LeT,” a police spokesman said.

They were identified as Musaib Mir alias Moya resident of Rakh Hajin and Arafat Farooq Wagey alias Dr Adil resident of Gulshnabad Hajin.

“Incriminating materials, arms & ammunition including an AK-47 rifle, an AK-56 riffle, four AK series Magazines, live rounds, RDX powder, nails & ball bearings, batteries 9 volt, detonators, IED mechanism circuit, remote control, loose wire and iron pipes etc were recovered from their possession,” he added.

The joint party also arrested their two “important” militants associates identified as Imran Majeed Mir alias Jaffar Bhaie resident of Wangipora Sumbal and Suraya Rashid Wani alias Senty alias Tabish resident of Wahab Parray Mohalla Hajin alongwith two hand grenades & other incriminating materials, the spokesman said.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the busted terrorist module was being handled by LeT terrorist commander alias Samama alias Babar from PoK. The module was directed to carry out substantial attacks on civilians and security forces to instil fear in the minds of general public. They were also tasked to carry out a powerful IED blast at any crowded public place to cause maximum civilian casualties thereby averting a major tragedy,” the spokesman said.