Srinagar : Police on Monday claimed to have worked a case relating to the IED blast near Kenusa area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora by arresting two hybrid militants of Lashker-e-Toiba.
“Police in Sopore have cracked the recent IED blast case of Kenusa Bandipora by arresting two LeT hybrid (militants) involved in the (incident). 03 IEDs have been recovered from their possession, thereby averting a major tragedy,” police said in a statement to GNS.
A spokesperson of the police said that acting on specific information, a special checkpoint was established by police near Watlab Crossing in Sopore. “During checking a suspicious person carrying a white coloured bag coming from Bandipora towards Watlab was signalled to stop. However, the suspicious person tried to flee from the spot but he was tactfully apprehended by the alert police party,” he said, adding, “On search, 02 IEDs were recovered from the white coloured bag he was carrying with.” He has been identified as Irshad Ahmad Ganie alias Shahid son of Sonawallha Ganie of Kehnusa Bandipora, the spokesperson said.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the accused person is a hybrid (militant) linked with LeT. On his further disclosure, another hybrid (militant) identified as Wasim Raja Lone son of Ghulam Mohammad Lone resident of Kehnusa Bandipora was arrested from whose possession one more IED was recovered.”
During further questioning, he said, the arrested duo revealed that they had planned and executed the IED attack in Kenusa area of Bandipora on October 27.
“By the arrest and recovery of 03 number of IEDs, Police have averted a possible major tragedy as the arrested accused were planning to carry out more IED blasts,” he said, adding, “In this regard, a case FIR no 251/2022 under relevant sections of law has been registered and further investigation is in progress.” (GNS)