LeT chief coordinator arrested in Kashmir

LeT chief coordinator arrested in Kashmir

In a major breakthrough for security forces, a self-styled chief coordinator of the Lashkar-e-Toiba terror outfit, believed to be the brain behind June 26 attack on Army convoy in Hyderpora, was arrested in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Tuesday.

Defence spokesman said the Army and the Jammu and Kashmir police arrested LeT commander Manzoor Ahmad, alias Shamas Bhai, in Baramulla districts’s Pattan area, 30 km from here. “Shamas was instrumental in managing the finances of the Lashkar and had even been issuing threats panches and sarpanches. A pistol and four mobile phones were seized from him,” he said.

Sources said preliminary investigations have revealed that the apprehended LeT terrorist was the main coordinator of the Hyderpora incident of attack against an Army convoy in which eight army troopers were killed.

“He was also coordinating the financial transactions relating to the terrorist related activities of LeT,” they added.

General Officer Commanding of Srinagar based 15 Corps Lt Gen Gurmit Singh has commended the Army and police personnel for the sustained intelligence, tracking the militant. He also appreciated the security forces for swift and surgical operation resulting into the apprehension of the terrorist who had been operative since 1990 and was acting as the chief coordinator of LeT.

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