Police arrests Lashkar militant in Sopore

Srinagar, July 26: Forces on Wednesday arrested a Let militant who had recently joined the militant ranks

A police official said that a joint Naka of 22-RR/179-CRPF & Police Sopore was laid at Fruit Mandi crossing Sopore. During Naka checking one person identified as Basit Najar of Sopore was apprehend and a Pistol was recovered from his possession.

On questioning he  revealed that he along with his associate namely Danish Mantoo of Sopore had recently joined LeT outfit and were active in Sopore area, he said.

The Police handout stated that   photo’s of Basit Najar holding a Pistol recently surfaced on social Networking sites.

“Before joining militancy Basit Najar was a notorious stone pelter and was mastermind in organizing stone pelting & motivating youth for stone pelting in Sopore Town. His videos also surfaced recently where he was seen taking lead along with other active militants in protest during funeral procession of killed militants in Sopore area,” it reads.
Case FIR number 297/2016 under section 147,148,149, 336 RPC and case FIR number 231/2016 under section 147,148,149,149 336 RPC  already stands registered against him in Police Station Sopore.

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