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4 Lashkar cadre held for grenade attack on sarpanch’s house: Police

Four alleged militant associates of Lashkar-e-Toiba were arrested for their involvement in a grenade attack on a sarpanch’s residence in Baramulla district, police said on Tuesday.

During the investigation into the attack on sarpanch Narinder Kaur’s residence, the police found that two men, Mohammad Saleem Khan and Sajad Ahmad Mir, were involved, a police spokesperson said.

He said they were arrested and questioned.

“Both the accused persons confessed that they were working as associates for LeT, on the behest of a Pakistan-based handler namely Ali Bhai.”

“It was revealed that both the accused were drug addicts and they were also in contact with the militants of LeT, Hilal Sheikh and Usman. It was on their directions they had obtained grenades from Batamaloo, Srinagar,” he said.

The spokesperson said two more militant associates, Bilal Ahmad Sheikh and Naseer Ahmad Dar, who had assisted the accused in the commission of crime were also arrested. “Two hand grenades and 100 gm of a charas-like substance were recovered from the possession of accused,” he added.

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