6 OGWs of Lashkar-e-Toiba arrested in Sopore Municipal Councilors attack case

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New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Police person claimed to bust a Lashkar-e-Toiba network, believed to beryllium down the onslaught connected Municipal Councillors and Police successful northbound Kashmir's Sopore. At slightest six Lashkar panic associates person been arrested by the police. 

In a statement, the constabulary claimed that Sopore Police busted the web progressive successful a violent onslaught connected March 29, by apprehending the OGW's and seizing the motorcycle utilized successful the attack. On March 29th, aft the sidesplitting of 2 Municipal councillors and constabulary personnel, aggregate 'Cordon and Search Operations' were launched by the Sopore Police on with different information forces astatine suspected locations Dangepora, Brath Kalan, Sidiq Colony Sopore, Model Town, Batpora.

Police picked up assorted suspects for questioning during which 1 suspect, an Over Ground Worker (OGW), identified arsenic Ashiq Ahmad Pandith of Dangerpora, revealed that violent named Mudasir Pandith aka Maaz on with a overseas violent named aka Asrar earlier the violent onslaught had stayed astatine his residence from March 25-28 and had planned the full violent attack.

Furthermore, during the questioning, the sanction of different suspect, Junaid Ahmad Shusha of Model Town, Sopore, came to the fore. He disclosed that helium came into interaction with Mudasir Pandith aka Maaz successful November 2020 astatine the residence of his relative Umair Ashiq successful Model Town, Sopore. Mudasir Pandith aka Maaz on with his 2 overseas terrorists aka Ahmad and aka Abu Sariya stayed for the nighttime connected the instructions of Sayeed Imran, an OGW of LeT outfit.

Junaid Ahmad Shusha and Umair Ashiq were convinced by Mudasir Pandith to enactment for Lashkar and they were introduced to Sajid Ali, the PoK handler of Lashkar. Upon Imran's disclosure, Umair Ashiq and Sayeed Imran were picked up and confessed that some were moving for proscribed outfit LeT and were providing logistical enactment to the banned organisation to fortify their web successful the main municipality of Sopore. They further revealed that they conducted the recce of Lone Complex Sopore connected the directions of Maaz and Sajid.

Upon revelations of these suspects, different hardcore OGW Shakir Yousuf Bhat, a nonmigratory of Batpora was apprehended, who past revealed that helium is simply a relative of militant Mudasir Pandith. Bhat told interrogators that anterior to him taking the militancy rank, they were moving unneurotic arsenic a mechanic successful a section store successful Sopore and helium had been successful interaction with him since then.

He told that helium utilized to ferry Mudasir and his associates from Sopore to different places (Wagoora,Nowpora Kerri Baramulla ,Sahipora,Pandithpora,Tulwari Handwara ,Hajin Bandipora).

To execute the terrorists' actions, which Mudasir Pandith on with his overseas associates, had hatched connected the directions of the main handler from crossed the borderline Sajid Ali, Maaz activated his OGW network, including Junaid Shusha, Umair Ashiq and Syed Imran. As per his directions, Umair recceed the tract and shared his feedback.

On March 28, connected immoderate pretext, Ashiq Pandith besides came to the analyzable for recce. In the precocious evening, Shakir on with his person Feroz Ahmed Bhat, a nonmigratory of Batpora Sopore, went to Dangerpora to bring Mudasir Pandith and his overseas violent to Batpora and stayed astatine the residence of Feroz Ahmad Bhat for the night. From their enactment astatine Feroz's home, they again communicated with different OGW's astir conducting carnal recce.

He directed Junaid Ahmad Shusha and Syed Imran of Model Town Sopore to stay contiguous adjacent the Municipal bureau the adjacent time (March 29). The adjacent time Shakir took Mudasir Pandith and overseas Asrar connected his motorcycle pursuing interior roads, successful bid to debar information checkpoints. They reached the spot of the occurrence wherever his different associates were waiting for them arsenic per their anterior (last nighttime ) directions.

Before entering the complex, violent Mudasir Pandith asked the duo (Junaid and Imran) to spell wrong and get the latest accusation regarding the beingness of constabulary unit and counsellors.

On March 29, astatine 12.48 hrs, terrorists went wrong the analyzable and indiscriminately opened occurrence upon constabulary idiosyncratic and counsellors, resulting connected spot decease of counsellors Riyaz Ahamd Pir and SPO Shafat Ahmad and earnestly injuring counsellor Shamus Din Pir who aboriginal succumbed to his injuries.

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They past boarded Shakir's motorcycle and escaped into Syedpora Orchards utilizing interior roads. Sopore Police on with the sister agencies are moving tirelessly to nab oregon destruct the dreaded terrorists, reads the statement.

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