STATE TIMES NEWS
Srinagar: Security forces on Friday busted a Lashkar-e-Taiba narco-terror funding module by arresting four terrorist associates and recovering explosives, ammunition and vehicles from them, police said.
A police spokesman said preliminary investigation revealed the arrested terrorist associates were involved in providing logistical support to the proscribed LeT by distributing proceeds of narcotics sale to active terrorists and terror operatives of the outfit. “Security forces arrested four terrorist associates identified as Younis Manzoor, son of Manzoor Ahmed Waza and Mehboob Ahmed, son of Mohd Ramzan Sheikh, both residents of Wathoora Chadoora; Irshad Ahmad Ganie, son of Mohd Amin Ganie, resident of Arigam Khansahib and Muzaffar Ahmad, son of Ghulam Nabi Bhat, resident of Parnewa Khansahib,” a police spokesman said.
Investigations also revealed that module has been working on the directions of terror operatives for collecting narcotics and subsequently distributing its proceeds among the terrorists, the spokesman said.
He said five vehicles viz, Wagon-R JK16A-5491, Alto-800 JK13G-2360, Alto-800 JK04G-0524, Tata Mobile JK12A-3618 and Yamaha Motorbike JK01AH-8994 were also been seized which had been purchased from the proceeds of narcotics sales with the intention of keeping the money/proceeds safe and were set to be sold on the directions of active terrorists or terror operatives as and when the money or payment was required by the terrorists.
Besides, incriminating material, explosive substance including three grenades, two AK-magazines and 65 rounds of AK-47 were recovered from their possession, the spokesman said. Accordingly, a case FIR number 116/ 2022 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Chadoora and further investigation is in progress.