LeT militant arrested in Kashmir, two ultra hideouts smashed

A Lashkar-e-Toiba militant was arrested on Monday in Kashmir Valley where security forces busted two ultra hideouts and recovered a large cache of arms and ammunition, police said.

PTI| Last Updated: Sep 29, 2014, 19:41 PM IST

Srinagar: A Lashkar-e-Toiba militant was arrested on Monday in Kashmir Valley where security forces busted two ultra hideouts and recovered a large cache of arms and ammunition, police said.

"A LeT militant, who had rejoined ultra ranks, was arrested and an AK rifle recovered from his possession," a police spokesman said.

Acting on a tip-off, police arrested Mohmmad Shafi Dar alias Ukasha, said to be a close associate of slain "LeT commander" Abdullah Yuni, in Sopore area in Baramulla district.

Security forces busted a militant hideout each in Magam area in Budgam district and in the forest area in Handwara in Kupwara.

"Acting on a specific input, security forces launched an operation and recovered a cache of arms and ammunition in Magam area," a police official said.

He said the recoveries included 10 rocket propelled grenades, four Chinese grenades, 89 AK rounds and some eatables.

Security forces recovered two disposable rocket launchers, three Chinese pistols, two Chinese pistol magazines, three AK magazines and 30 rounds of Chinese?pistol ammunition in Handwara, an Army spokesman said.