J-K: Police nab three LeT terrorist associates, recover Rs 31.6 lakh cash
Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir), February 7: Jammu and Kashmir Police arrested as many as three terrorists associated with the proscribed terror outfit LeT on Tuesday. According to officials, they also recovered a cash amount of Rs 31,65,200 and other incriminating materials from their possession.
The arrested accused have been identified as Umar Adil Dar, Bilal Asmad Sidiqi and Salik Mehraj.
"A police party of Police Station Nowgam during routine checking at Lasjan Crossing (NHW) spotted 3 suspicious individuals coming from Lasjan towards NHW carrying a blue colour cricket kit bag trying to avoid the naka checking party," police officials informed.
"During checking of the said kit bag carried by Umer Adil Dar, Indian currency cash amounting to Rs 331,65,200, 1 Mobile Phone, 3 pages of LeT letter pad were recovered."
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"On personal search of the other two persons namely Bilal Asmad Sidiqi and Salik Mehraj (5) pages each of the LeT letter pad was recovered," police officials added.
During the preliminary investigation, it was discovered that the three were working as terrorist associates of the banned terror organisation LeT.
They received the money as part of a plot to strengthen its cadres in the Srinagar district. According to them, they received money on the orders of their handlers in Pakistan as part of a larger criminal conspiracy hatched by the terrorist organisation within and across the border to pass/raise money/funds for furthering their activities and causing large-scale disturbances in the UT of J&K.
In this regard, a case FIR No. 20/2023 has been registered in Police Station Nowgam under relevant sections of the law. The case is currently being investigated further.
More arrests and recoveries are expected in the case.