LeT militant arrested in J-K’s Bandipora

Srinagar: Security forces arrested a Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militant from Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir and recovered ammunition from his possession, police said on Friday.

Based on a specific input regarding movement of militants towards Hajin town, a joint naka was established in Hakbara area of Hajin town by security forces on Thursday evening, a police official said.

He said during checking, a militant identified as Rafiq Ahmad Rather alias Haji, a resident of Chandergeir, was apprehended while trying to hurl a grenade on the naka party.

The official said incriminating material along with two live grenades and 19 live rounds of AK-47 rifle were recovered from his possession.

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Rather had joined the LeT recently and was tasked to carry out grenade attacks on security forces in and around Hajin locality, the official said.

A case has been registered and further investigation has been initiated, the official added.

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