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J&K: LeT militant arrested in Sopore, was involved in stone-pelting

PTI
Published : Jul 26, 2017, 7:55 pm IST
Updated : Jul 26, 2017, 7:55 pm IST

Basit Najar was caught with a pistol at a checkpoint put up at a fruit market in the town.

LeT militant Basit Najar was involved in incidents of stone pelting in Sopore town of north Kashmir's Baramulla district. (Photo: AFP | Representation)
 LeT militant Basit Najar was involved in incidents of stone pelting in Sopore town of north Kashmir's Baramulla district. (Photo: AFP | Representation)

Srinagar: Security forces on Wednesday arrested a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant, who was earlier involved in incidents of stone pelting, in Sopore town of north Kashmir's Baramulla district, police said.

Basit Najar was caught with a pistol at a checkpoint put up at a fruit market in the town, a police spokesman said.

 

Police said Najar confessed during questioning that he and his associate, Danish Mantoo, recently joined the LeT and were active in Sopore.

"Photographs of Najar holding a pistol recently surfaced on social networking sites. Before joining militancy, he was a notorious stone pelter. He organised stone pelting incidents and motivated youth for the same in Sopore town," the spokesman said.

Najar had also surfaced in a video where he was seen protesting with other militants during a funeral procession for killed ultras in Sopore.

Tags: lashkar-e-taiba (let) militant, stone pelting, basit najar, sopore
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