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Lashkar operatives’ aide nabbed

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 13

A day after two Jamp;K based Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) operatives, Aamir Hussain Wani and Wasim Hassan Wani, were caught trying to smuggle weapons into the Valley to carry out terror attacks, the Punjab Police on Friday arrested their third accomplice while he was trying to flee to Kashmir.

He has been identified as Javed Ahmed Bhat (29), a resident of Shirmal village in Shopian district of Jamp;K. He was intercepted and apprehended along with a truck bearing registration no. JK-22-8711 from Dhobra bridge in Pathankot, while he was trying to escape to the Valley.

DGP Dinkar Gupta said Javed hailed from the same village as the other two LeT operatives and was their childhood friend. The trio had been in the transport business for the past over two-three years and had been making trips to Delhi, Amritsar and Jalandhar.

Initial questioning of Javed revealed that he had come with Aamir and Wasim to Amritsar to collect a weapon consignment in the guise of bringing fruits and vegetables They came in two trucks and after picking up the consignment from near Vallah Road on June 11, Aamir and Wasim had asked Javed to stay in Amritsar to contact the weapons supplier.

from The Tribune

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