‘Hybrid’ terrorist, associate arrested in Budgam
Two LeT terror operatives held in Plwama
Srinagar: Security forces have arrested a ‘hybrid’ terrorist and his associate in Budgam district and seized incriminating materials from their possession, police said on Friday.
Meanwhile, two LeT operatives were held in Pulwama in south Kashmir.
The duo in Budgam was apprehended in the Pakharpora area of the district, a police spokesperson said.
They were identified as Tanveer Ahmad Bhat and his associate Yawer Maqbool Ganai — both residents of Karapora Charar-Sharief.
A preliminary investigation revealed that the duo was operating under the banner of the proscribed terror outfit LeT/TRF in the Pakherpora area, the spokesman said.
Arms and ammunition, including a pistol, a magazine and nine rounds, and other incriminating materials were found in their possession, he said.
A case has been registered and further investigation has been taken up, the spokesman added.
‘Hybrid’ terrorists are those who are not listed as ultras but persons radicalised enough to carry out a terror strike and then slip back into their routine lives.
Meanwhile, police arrested two terrorist associates linked with LeT in Gudoora area of Pulwama district.
Police said that acting on specific intelligence input, an intensive search was conducted by Police in the apple orchards of Gudoora.
They have been identified as Suhail Firdous son of Firdous Ahmad Sheikh of Mahradpora Utterpora Puchal and Shahid Gul son of Ghulam Mohammad Bhat of Wagum Pulwama.
“ From their possession incriminating materials were recovered. The investigation revealed that both the accused are terrorist associates of an active terrorist Aqib Sher Gojri linked with proscribed terror outfit LeT,” police said.
It added that preliminary investigation also reveals that they were in a conspiracy with terrorist Aqib Sher-Gojri to carry out terrorist attacks in Pulwama.
“ A case vide FIR No. 239/2023 under relevant sections of law has been registered and further investigation has been taken up,” police added.