Published On: Mon, Mar 23rd, 2020

Six members of new terror group linked to LeT arrested in J&K’s Sopore

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police on Monday busted a module of a new terrorist organisation named ‘The Resistance Front’, linked to Pakistan-based terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), in Sopore and arrested six individuals associated to the said terror outfit.

Huge quantity of arms and ammunition was recovered from the arrested people

A senior police official said that huge quantity of arms and ammunition was recovered from the arrested people.

Sources in the state police said that terror outfit, LeT has formed the new group with help of Pakistani intelligence agency ISI. The newly-formed terror group is also called JK Fighters.

After receiving credible information regarding illegal delivery of arms and ammunition by some anti-national elements at District Hospital Sopore, the Jammu and Kashmir police swung into action and arrested six persons identified as Ahtisham Farooq Malik, Shafqat Ali Tagoo, Musaib Hassan Bhat and Nisar Ahmad Ganai and two others.

During interrogation, the arrested terror affiliates revealed that they were working under one Pakistan-based person known by the name “Andrew Jones” on Telegram Messenger. The WhatsApp ID of this man is “Khan Bilal”, who is operating a newly formed terrorist organisation known by the name “TRF/JK Fighters-The Resistance Front”, revealed the arrested individuals.

All apprehended men are the main handlers deputed by the aforementioned Telegram User for recruiting local youths for terrorist activities in Kashmir Valley particularly in North Kashmir.

They have also received a consignment of illegal Arms from one Kabeer Ahmad Lone, which were transported by Shafqat Ali Tagoo and Nisar Ahmad Ganai from Kupwara and handed it over to Ahtisham Farooq Malik at Kupwara, said sources.

During the course of investigation, Kabeer Ahmad Lone was identified and arrested. During his sustained interrogation he revealed that the weapon which he delivered to Tagoo were provided by Sharafat Khan. Upon his revelation four persons were arrested from Kupwara.

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