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Local militant, his four associates held: Police says Lashkar module busted in Budgam

Armed force claimed to have busted a Lashkar-e-Toiba module in Budgam district by arresting a local militant and his four associates, officials said Monday.

Acting on specific information, police, Army and CRPF personnel arrested Mohammad Younis Mir, a local militant linked with the LeT, and recovered incriminating materials, and arms and ammunition from him, a police spokesman said.

Mir is a resident of the Choon area in Budgam. One Chinese pistol, one magazine and eight live pistol rounds were recovered from him, the police spokesman said.

Mir’s questioning led the police to his four associates and the LeT module, the spokesman said.

“Incriminating materials and ammunition including two hand grenades were also recovered from their possession. They have been identified as Imran Zahoor Ganie, Umer Farooq Wani, Faizan Qayoom Ganie and Shahnawaz Ahmad Mir,” he said.

The spokesman said preliminary investigation revealed that the arrested associates were involved in providing shelter, logistics and other material support including the transportation of arms and ammunition to militants active in various areas of Budgam.

“The arrested local militant and his associates have been in touch with the PaK commanders through various social media platforms and were also in constant touch with local commanders of LeT in Kashmir,” he added.

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