Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Police have arrested three Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists from Sopar. The arrests were made in a joint operation at Bomai Chowk under Bomai police station on Friday evening, involving 22 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and 179 BN Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel along with Sopore police.
According to the information given by the police officials, the terrorists have been identified as Shariq Ashraf, Saqlain Mushtaq and Taufiq Hasan Sheikh. The movements of three persons, who were coming from Goripura towards Bomai, were found suspicious. They were asked to stop, but they tried to escape. However, they did not succeed in their attempt and were nabbed by the security forces.
According to the report, three hand grenades, 9 posters and 12 Pakistani flags were recovered from the terrorists. On the basis of preliminary investigation, the police have said that the arrested persons are OGWs of the banned terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Taiba. These terrorists were looking for an opportunity to attack security forces and local civilians, including outstation workers. A case has been registered at Bomai police station and an investigation is on. At the same time, security forces killed three terrorists near the Line of Control in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday and a Chinese-made M-16 rifle has been recovered from them.