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LeT militant involved in sarpanch killing held in J&K

Last Updated: Friday, December 21, 2012 - 17:43

Srinagar: A Lashkar-e-Taiba (LET) militant, allegedly involved in the killing of a sarpanch, was arrested by security forces in Baramulla district of north Kashmir on Friday, police said.
Mohammad Altaf Ganie alias `Cheema` was arrested by a joint search party of police, Rashtriya Rifles and CRPF in his Raipora village of Pattan, 30 kms from here, a police spokesman said.

Terming the arrest of Ganie as a "breakthrough", the spokesman said that he was involved in the killing of Sarpanch Ghulam Mohammad Yatoo in the village in September.

However, his other accomplice in the killing - Shabir Ahmed Sheikh alias `Shaka` - is still at large and efforts are on to nab him, the spokesman said.

Arms and ammunition including AK-47 rifle, four magazines, and 192 rounds of ammunition were recovered from the possession of the militant, he added.


First Published: Friday, December 21, 2012 - 17:26
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