Two person linked with LeT apprehended in Sopore

22 September, 2022 | Pravina Srivastava

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Following a cordon and search operation in the village of Botingoo, the Sopore Police detained two people who were reportedly affiliated with the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) on Wednesday.

Following a cordon and search operation in the village of Botingoo, the Sopore Police detained two people who were reportedly affiliated with the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) on Wednesday.

Imtiyaz Ahmad Ganai and Waseem Ahmad Lone have been named as the two people who have been arrested, according to the local police. They admitted to working for LeT and intending to assault security personnel and residents in and around the Sopore region under the terrorist organization’s direction during the questioning. Waseem was employed as an Over Ground Worker whereas Imtiyaz was a hybrid terrorist (OGW).

Sopore Police stated that it has some trustworthy information on the presence of terrorists associated with the outlawed terrorist group LeT. Based on it, 22 Rashtriya Rifles, 179 BN CRPF, and Det Marcos conducted a cordon and search operation in Botingoo hamlet.

Imtiyaz was found to be in possession of a handgun, a pistol magazine, and eight pistol rounds, while Waseem was found to be in possession of a Chinese hand grenade, according to the police.

According to the pertinent legal rules, the case has been lodged at the Sopore Police Station, according to the police.