Top Lashkar-e-Toiba commander Abu Ukasha arrested in Kashmir's Kupwara
Top LeT commander Abu Ukasha was arrested by a joint police team from Sogam market around 7 pm today.
Jammu: In a major breakthrough, the security forces claimed to have arrested a top Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) commander from Sogam market in Lolab area of Kashmir's Kupwara district.
As per reports, Abu Ukasha was arrested by a joint police team from Sogam market around 7:00 am today.
After initial interrogation, the apprehended person was identified as the top militant commander of Lashkar-e-Toiba.
Sources later confirmed that arrested person is LeT commander Abu Ukasha alias Hanzullah of Pakistan.
One grenade and around 38 thousand cash was also recovered from him.
Within an hour of his arrest, a fierce encounter started in nearby forest of Sogam in Lolab valley of Kupwara district .
Investigations into the case have been launched.