Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police has arrested an Uttar Pradesh (India) resident who was allegedly an active member of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) group that killed an SHO and five other police personnel in South Kashmir, Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir, Munir Khan said on Monday.
“We have busted a module involved in a series of sensational crimes, including terror crimes in south Kashmir,” he said.
“Two individuals Sandeep Kumar Sharma alias Adil, a resident of Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, and Muneeb Shah, a resident of Kulgam in south Kashmir were arrested.”
Some new things as far as militancy in Kashmir is concerned have come to the surface during investigations into the looting of banks and ATMs, he said.
“Investigations have revealed the angle of criminals who are involved in militancy and how they are being used by militant outfit LeT, how they are plundering and looting the banks and ATMs and funding militant outfits as well as themselves,” he said.
Sandeep was nabbed from the same house where Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Bashir Lashkari was killed on July 1. His arrest led to the arrest of Muneeb Shah.
“We apprehended Sandeep during the encounter in which notorious terrorist Lashkari was eliminated. It raised the fingers of suspicion. We were surprised to see a non-local sitting in the same house where Lashkari was taking shelter, so we decided to go further.”
Lashkar-e-Toiba disowns Hindu militant Sandeep Kumar
Militant outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba has denied of having any ties with Sandeep Kumar alias Adil and Shakoor.
“Sandeep Kumar, who belongs to Uttar Paradesh (India), has no links whatsoever with Lashkar-e-Toiba. This is nothing but a conspiracy put up by Ajit Doval and his propagandist team, so as to try to sabotage Kashmir’s freedom struggle. Indian government, its establishment and agencies have gone rogue and dismayed over the alliance between Kashmiris and Mujahideen, which was evident from the Burhan Wani’s martyrdom day, observed on July 8th, 2017,” Mehmood Shah, the LeT chief said in a statement to news agency CNS.
He said that India is rendering the Valley into an Army Camp while constant imosition of curfews and forbidding public in paying their tribute to Burhan Wani shows India’s barbarism and biasness. But still, Kashmiris and Mujahideen are on the same page and united for the cause of Freedom against ‘tyrant’ India.
“India is trying to sabotage the Kashmir’s freedom struggle by implementing evil plots. India has been known with these shameful acts of lies. Until freedom, we shall continue our struggle while forging a strong alliance,” he said.
Pertinently, Jammu and Kashmir Police has said that it arrested an Uttar Pradesh resident who was allegedly an active member of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) group that killed an SHO and five other police personnel in South Kashmir.