Jammu-Kashmir police bust Lashkar-e-Taiba module, arrest Muzaffarnagar resident

Calvin Saunders
July 11, 2017

The Jammu and Kashmir Police today busted a Lashkar-e-Taiba module and arrested a man who has been identified as Sandeep Sharma alias Adil. Munir Khan while addressing the media after apprehending Sandeep Sharma also said, "that Lashkar was running criminal gangs involved in bank robberies and other criminal acts and has become hub for anti-social elements". Sonu introduced him to one Vakil Ahmad of Delhi who later took him to Jammu 30 months ago."According to Praveen, Sandeep had called him up only once in the past 18 months when he informed them that he had got a welding job in Jammu".

The arrest of Sandeep Sharma, who was used frequently by the Lashkar e-Taiba, points to the blurring lines between criminality and terrorism, IGP Munir Khan said.

Lashkari was killed in an encounter with the security forces in Anantnag on July 1.

The police official further said that Sandeep had come to the valley in 2012 and worked as a welder here in the summers.

Some new things as far militancy in Kashmir is concerned have come to the surface during investigations into the looting of banks and ATMs, he said.

Police said Sharma had earlier been arrested at PP Mir Bazar in a robbery case in March 2017.

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Soldiers of the Indian Army in action against terrorists in Anantnag district of Jammu and

The top cop said that Sandeep was also involved in militant attack on policemen in Achabal that left six cops, including an SHO dead.

Police said Kumar used his old acquaintances and came in touch with a family at Brinty Dialgam. We have eliminated his associates and busted this LeT module. "During the encounter, he was rescued along with other members of the family by the Police", Khan said.

"At present investigation is in progress and the subject has been arrested".

While leaving Wanpoh with the help of his associates, Sharma met hardcore LeT militant Shakoor Ahmad Dar of Sonput. "He also concealed weapons looted from Police guards in a vehicle and shifted them to different locations on the directions of LeT", he said.

He said that initial investigations have revealed the role of the two terrorists in terror activities being carried out by the LeT.

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