Srinagar, Sept 23 (UNI): In a major success, police busted a “terror cum recruitment module” of Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) in north Kashmir district of Bandipora on Thursday.
A police spokesman said on Thursday afternoon that acting on a specific information, police arrested one Assadullah Parray at Hajin in Bandipora.
During his questioning, Parray admitted that he was heading LeT module in the Hajin area.
He was maintaining close contact with handlers across the border, the spokesman said, adding that Parray was involved in recruitment of innocent boys and also providing them weapons and other logistics.
He said Parray was earlier associated with Jamait-e-Islami (JeI) before shifting his allegiance to the Masarat Alam-led Muslim League. The individual has about a dozen PSAs and FIRs registered against him and spent a good part of the previous decade in custody.
He was running the module through his nephew Naseer Ahmed Parray of Hajin, Haseena of Sheeri, Khursheed, resident of Naidkhai and other who were in continuous contact across the border and would receive detailed instructions for their day-to-day activities.
Spokesman said apart from recruiting individuals and arranging arms and ammunition for them, the group was also involved in motivating youth to throw petrol bombs on government buildings and protected persons besides carrying out recce of potential targets.
He said a huge quantity of incendiary materials was recovered from them which was to be used for making petrol bombs.
On the disclosures made by the arrested persons two individuals Rafeeq of Naidkhai and Hilal Ahmed Shah of Shah Mohalla Hajin, who were about to join militant ranks at the instance of this group, have been detained and are being questioned.
In this regard, further investigation is underway and more arrests are expected, he said.
Meanwhile, army troops on Thursday foiled yet another major infiltration bid when they killed three heavily armed militants in Uri sector in north Kashmir district of Baramulla on Thursday.
In a joint press conference, GOC 15 Corps Lt General D P Pandey and Inspector General of Police K Vijay Kumar said on September 18 an infiltration bid was made at Angoori post in Uri sector. However, when challenged, militants opened indiscriminate firing with automatic weapons, Lt General Pandey said adding two of the militants had entered this side while four others were on the LoC.