Handwara police on Friday claimed it had arrested two LeT militant associates from Handwara town and have recovered arms and ammunition from their possession.
According to police statement, on the basis of specific information, Handwara Police along with Army's 21RR and 92 Battalion of CRPF established Nakas at different locations in town Handwara and started searching of Vehicles and pedestrians.
During search, checking at Chinar Park Handwara two persons riding on a bike (JK09B/1827) found in suspicious condition, who on seeing the search party tried to escape from the spot but were chased and apprehended by the search party.
Statement also reads, apprehended persons on preliminary questioning disclosed their identity as;
Liyakat Ahmad Mir and Aqib Rashid Mir both residents of Hyen Trehgam Kupwara.
A police official said, on their personal search arms and ammunition were recovered from their possession.
He further said, during questioning it came to surface that the duo are working with LeT as associates and were about to distribute the Arms amd Ammunition among Militants in South Kashmir.
In this context Case FIR No. 363/2020 U/s 7/25 I.A.Act.,13,18,20 and 38 UA(P) Act has been registered in Police Station Handwara.
Further investigation into the matter is under proces, the officer added (KNS)