Lashkar-e-Taiba militant arrested while trying to flee police cordon in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla

Srinagar: A Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant, part of the outfit's north Kashmir module, was on Thursday arrested from Baramulla district, police said.

Representational image. Sameer Yasir/ Firstpost

Representational image. Sameer Yasir/ Firstpost

During 'naka' checking on Seer Amargarh Road near Railway Crossing, Seer Sopore, in Baramulla district, one person jumped the naka and fled to a nearby orchard, a police official said.

Accordingly, the area was cordoned-off by the police and security forces, and the suspect was apprehended. He was identified as Ishfaq Ahmad Kanna, a resident of Jamia-Qadeem Sopore, the official said.

Kanna had recently joined the LeT, and a pistol, a pistol magazine, five pistol rounds and two UBGL grenades were recovered from his possession.

The official said the militant was part of Lashkar module in north Kashmir.

Before joining LeT, Kanna worked as an active recruiter and an over-ground worker (OGW) for the outfit in Sopore and other areas of north Kashmir, the official said.

He was involved in a grenade-throwing case on Sopore police station, the official said.


Updated Date: Aug 10, 2017 18:15 PM

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