2 LeT males held whereas attempting to purchase rifle in Ramban

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The 2 have been arrested whereas they have been attempting to purchase an AK-47 rifle on the behest of LeT commander Naveed alias Abu Talla. Each had deliberate to purchase the firearm and head again to the Valley.

A paramedical scholar and a latest Class 12 passout from Kashmir, who have been allegedly recruited lately by terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), have been arrested on Monday by safety forces and police in a joint operation in Ramban’s Gool space.

Inspector Normal of Police, Jammu Zone, M Okay Sinha, recognized the 2 as Showkat Ahmed Sheikh, son of Ghulam Nabi Sheikh from Awantipora’s Charsoo space in Pulwama district, and Taweef Mohi-ud-Din Dar, son of Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din Dar based mostly in Kulgam’s Malipura space.

Whereas Showkat is a paramedical scholar, Taweef lately handed his Class 12 examination, Sinha stated. The 2 have been arrested whereas they have been attempting to purchase an AK-47 rifle on the behest of LeT commander Naveed alias Abu Talla. Each had deliberate to purchase the firearm and head again to the Valley.

The police recovered the rifle, its journal, 30 rounds of ammunition and Rs 8,771 in money from the 2.

The rifle, in response to a senior police officer, was snatched from an Military man posted within the space in 2011. Quoting an FIR registered at Gool Police Station, in 2011, the officer stated militant Ghulam Qadir had killed military personnel Kailash and fled along with his rifle. Later, Qadir was killed in an encounter, however the weapon couldn’t be recovered. It seems that he had left the rifle with an Over Floor Employee.

Sources stated that each the recruits had obtained in contact with the Over Floor Employee by means of a South Kashmir-based intermediary and a deal had been finalised for Rs 2 lakh. The 2 travelled to Hara village in Gool for the supply on Saturday.

The Over Floor Employee is absconding, the police stated, including that they have been additionally searching for the intermediary.

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