The Jammu and Kashmir police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested two militant associates of Lashkar-e-Toiba and recovered incriminating materials and live ammunition from their possession in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district.
As per a statement, police identified the associates as Mohammad Ashraf Shaksaz and Mursaleen Maqbool Bhat—both residents of Budgam.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the arrested militant associates were providing shelter, logistics and other material support including transportation of arms and ammunition to the militants of LeT in various areas of Budgam,” reads the statement.
It reads that the duo was in touch with the PaK militant commanders through various social media platforms and was also in constant touch with Lashkar-e-Toiba self-styled militant commanders in Kashmir.
“Incriminating material including posters of LeT and live ammunition including 30 rounds of AK-47 and 07 rounds of Chinese pistol were recovered from their possession.”
It reads that a case under FIR number 207/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Budgam and investigation into the matter has been initiated.