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LeT militant held; hideout busted in Kashmir valley

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 18:32

Srinagar: Security forces on Tuesday arrested a
Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) militant and busted a militant hideout
in Kashmir valley as another group of ultras exchanged fire
with a police party in Baramulla in separate incidents.

The LeT militant identified as Ashiq Ahmad Lone alias
"Setha", a resident of Haf-Shirmal village of Shopian, was
arrested from Anantnag district headquarters, 55 km from here,
in South Kashmir, a police spokesman said.

Lone was active for the last couple of years and was
arrested on a specific information, he said.

No arms were recovered from the militant at the time of
his arrest, the officer said, adding his interrogation might
lead to arrest of some more ultras and recovery of weapons, he

In another operation, the spokesman said, police assisted
by Rashtriya Rifles busted a militant hideout when they raided
the house of one Abdul Rashid Mir at Surasyar, 20 km from
here, in Budgam district.

The search of the hideout led to the recovery of 49 Ak
rounds, a detonator, an AK combination tool, three blankets,
a gas cylinder and some kitchen items, he said, adding no one
was arrested.

Meanwhile, certain suspected militants travelling in a
three-wheeler opened fire on a police party at Fedarpora in
Rafiabad, 65 km from here, in Baramulla district in the wee
hours today.

The police personnel retaliated, forcing the ultras to
flee, the spokesman said, adding the driver of the load
carrier was arrested and the vehicle seized.

Bureau Report

First Published: Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 18:32

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