Srinagar: Five terror suspects were on Saturday arrested by a joint team of police and security forces in Sopore area of Baramulla district in Jammu and Kashmir.
Kashmir Zone Police told news agency ANI that three people have been arrested for threatening and intimidating locals in the area. A case has also been registered.
“Sopore Police has arrested 3 individuals for threatening & intimidating locals in the area. Incriminating materials, including threat posters of LeT (Lashkar-e-Taiba) outfit recovered. Case registered,” Kashmir Zone Police said.
Meanwhile, J&K Police also arrested 2 terrorist associates, Ulfat Bashir Mir and Aijaz Ahmad Bhat today at Kupwara Bypass crossing. Incriminating materials, including ammunition, were recovered from their custody. “As per initial investigation, both are linked to proscribed terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba. Case registered.” police said.
In a major success last month, security forces had gunned down in Awantipora, the successor of slain terrorist Zakir Musa, Hamid Lelhari, who succeeded him as the chief of Al-Qaeda’s Kashmir unit after his killing on May 23. Two other terrorists were killed along with Lelhari.
It must be noted that security forces in the Valley are on high alert to foil Pakistan’s constant efforts to push terrorists in the region to stoke trouble in the area post the abrogation of Article 370, which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir, on August 5.
Jammu and Kashmir, which is now a union territory, has been under strict security lockdown for three months, which was enforced to prevent any potential law and order situation in the wake of the August 5 move.