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Police claim arrest of two militant associates in Baramulla

Armed forces arrested two alleged militant associates of Lashkar-e-Taiba in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Wednesday.

Giving details, the spokesman said police received specific information through reliable sources that unknown militant groups from Khachadari Zehanpora are using illegal arms and ammunition against police and other forces in the main area of Baramulla to disturb the peace and law & order.

Acting on the information, armed forces established several nakas including on Zehanpora Khadniyar link road, he said.

During checking, a scooty which was coming from Zehanpora with a pillion ride was noticed moving in suspicious circumstances, the spokesman said.

On noticing the naka party they tried to flee from the spot, however, the alert party apprehended both the persons tactfully. During their personal search, incriminating materials including 40 live rounds of AK-47 were recovered from their possession, he said. 

He identified them as Imtiyaz Ahmad and Muneer Ahmad — both residents of Khachadari Zehanpora.

During the preliminary investigation, the arrested duo confessed to working for LeT and being involved in the transportation of illegal arms and ammunition used to carry out attacks on forces, the spokesman said. 

A case has been registered and further investigation is in progress, he added.

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