Close associate of Naveed Jutt arrested | KNO

Close associate of Naveed Jutt arrested | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, December 20 (KNO) : The state police on Thursday claimed to have arrested a local militant who was affiliated with Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) from Kangan area of Ganderbal. According to KNO, Police said that a local militants identified as Zubair Bhat of Malpora Qazigund who was affiliated with LeT has been arrested by the police at Ganderbal. The militant has been arrested by a joint team of police from twin district including Srinagar and Ganderbal. Police spokesman in a statement issued to KNO said based on credible input, a joint team of Srinagar and Ganderbal police arrested a militant of LeT from Kangan area of Ganderbal. He said that the arrested militant was a close associate of slain LeT commander Naveed Jutt @Hanzalla and Umar Rashid Wani @Abu Haadi. "He was wanted by law for his complicity in a series of crimes. Zubair was involved in several conspiracies of weapon snatching and other crimes including threatening of panchayat and ULB candidates in Anantnag and Kulgam districts recently," police said. He was also involved in many crimes including case FIR number 128/2018 U/S 147, 148, 336 RPC of PS Qazigund, police said, adding that he was also involved in planning attacks on the security establishments in the area including attacks on local police personnel deployed for duties inside city. "Huge quantity of incriminating material has been seized from Zubair. A case under relevant sections of law has been registered in the matter and further investigation is in progress. His complicity in other terror crimes is also being investigated,” police added.(KNO)