Two Lashkar militants arrested in J&K

The duo had allegedly dropped IEDs at Indira Chowk near MLA Hostel on the eve of Navratras in Jammu city.

Last Updated: Oct 09, 2010, 14:03 PM IST

Jammu: Two Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militants were arrested after an encounter broke out between security forces and the ultras of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) outfit in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Saturday.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Bhimdasa area of Gool tehsil in Ramban district last evening. A brief gunbattle took place between the militants and security forces, they said, adding two militants engaged in the encounter were arrested.

They have been identified as Abdul Rashid and Mohammad Iqbal of Ramban district, they said.

The recoveries made from the ultras included a pistol, a rifle, 80 rounds of pistol, 190 rounds of rifle, 237 rounds of Pika rifle.

The militants have been shifted to Joint Interrogation Centre for interrogation, they said.

Meanwhile, a Hizbul Mujahideen militant Munir Ahmed Malik alias Munna was arrested in Jammu city last night, they said, adding efforts are on to track down his associate
Mehboob Dar.

The duo had allegedly dropped IEDs at Indira Chowk near MLA Hostel on the eve of Navratras in Jammu city.

The IEDs were recovered and defused by the police last night.

PTI