Police arrests militant belonging to LeT in Kupwara

Srinagar, Jan 4 (PTI) A suspected militant belonging to the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) has been arrested from north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, police said today.

Acting on an intelligence input, a joint team of police and army arrested Ashiq Ahmed alias Abu Haider from Handwara area of the district, a police spokesman said here.

A cache of arms and ammunition, including an AK-47 rifle, three magazines, a Chinese Pistol with a magazine, three hand grenades, a magazine pouch and a map, was seized from him.

During interrogation, Ahmed said he was a close associate of Abu Bakar – an LeT Commander who was killed in an encounter in Sopore township last month, the spokesman said.

Notably, This arrest comes as a huge development when Laskhar-E-Taiba Chief Hafiz Saeed has been spewing venom against India via public rallies in Pakistan.