Two Lashkar-e-Taiba militants arrested in North Kashmir

Srinagar :Indian Security forces have captured two Pakistan-trained Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, police said on Saturday. The militants, who had gone to Pakistan on legitimate Pakistani visa to get arms preparing to attempt militant exercises in the Valley, were captured amid a joint activity by the police, Army and the CRPF, a police representative said here. He said the aggressors had acquired their visas particularly for the said reason.

“These militants of Lashkar-e-Taiba were grabbed instantly subsequent to returning through the Wagah-Attari border before they could formally join the militant positions here in Kashmir,” he stated, recognizing the captured as Abdul Majeed Bhat, inhabitant of Kreeri, and Mohammad Ashraf Mir, from Pattan. On scrutinizing, the pair uncovered that “they underwent training in Pakistan alongside countless young men, a large portion of whom were from Balochistan and as young as 10,” the official said.

“They said militant training camps are situated in Islamabad, and being controlled by a fear based militant authority working under code names Hanzala, Adanan and Omar. Different fear mongers bestowing preparing to young men are working with code names Osama, Naveed and Hataf,” he said.

The captured militants were given visas by the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi, the representative said. “In the recent years, police have uncovered a few such modules that draw young men to Pakistan to get prepared and join militancy. Previously, a few such young men have been captured, while some of them were murdered in experiences,” he included.

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