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UP ATS questions LeT militant Sandeep Sharma

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India]: Uttar Pradesh Anti- Terrorist Squad (ATS) along with other security agencies on Wednesday interrogated a Lashkar-e-Tayiba (LeT) militant Sandeep Sharma here to find out his involvement in various terror activities.

Sharma was arrested by the J&K Police from Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar district on June 10.

According to the UP ATS team, “Sandeep Sharma alias Adil underwent weapon training with LeT terrorists and also used to drive vehicles for LeT terrorists. He used to show his fake ID card with Sandeep name on it whenever he was interrupted by the Police.”

Meanwhile, Sharma has accepted his involvement in attack on Army convoy in Qazigund which took place on June 3, weapon loot in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag on June 13 and attack on Police party in Achabal on June 16 this year.

As per reports, Lashkar militants took help of Sandeep to loot the ATMs and indulge in immoral activities in the villages.

According to Muneer Khan, Inspector General of Police, J&K, Sandeep was a criminal who later got in touch with Lashkar

He added that Sandeep alias Adil was living in Jammu and Kashmir with two identities.

“Sandeep was in the same house where dreaded Lashkar militant, Bashir Lashkar took shelter. He was in the valley since 2012,” Khan said.

On further interrogation, it was revealed that Sandeep along with other individuals hatched a criminal conspiracy leading to providing shelter, ferrying of terrorists from one place to other for terror strikes and actively participating in terrorist activities.

He also concealed weapons looted from police guards in a vehicle and shifted them to different locations on the directions of the LeT.

The police are now checking Sandeep’s criminal history and trying to find out whether he was jailed in UP before. One of the ATS teams has gone to Jammu and the other team is inquiring Sandeep’s friends and family in Muzzafarnagar. (ANI)