In Jammu and Kashmir, Police have arrested three terrorist associates of proscribed terror outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba in Srinagar and recovered cash amounting to more than thirty-one lakh and other incriminating materials from their possession.
According to Police, a police party of Police Station Nowgam during routine checking at Lasjan Crossing on the National Highway spotted three suspicious individuals coming from Lasjan towards Highway carrying a blue colour cricket kit bag and trying to avoid the naka checking party. However, they were tactfully apprehended by the alert naka party.
During checking of the said kit bag, Indian currency cash amounting to more than thirty-one lakh of rupees, one Mobile Phone, and three pages of LeT letter pad was recovered. On personal search of the other two persons, five pages each of LeT letter pad were recovered.
During preliminary investigation, it came to fore that the trio were working as terrorist associates of the proscribed terror outfit LeT. The money was received by them as a part of a conspiracy to strengthen its cadres within district Srinagar. They said that money was received by them on the directions of their handlers based in Pakistan as a part of a larger criminal conspiracy hatched by a terrorist organization within and across the border to pass and raise funds for furthering their activities and cause large-scale disturbances in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
Meanwhile, a case under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Nowgam and further investigation into the matter is in progress. More recoveries and arrests are expected in the instant case. (AIR NEWS)