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Kashmir police arrest UP's Sandeep Kumar, a Hindu LeT militant

Hailing from Muzaffarnagar, Kumar was involved in attacks on policemen in the Valley

IANS  |  Srinagar 

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File photo of Indian Army personnel involved in counter-terrorism operations in the Valley. Photo: PTI

Jammu and Kashmir police said on Monday it has busted a module of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) outfit in the valley and arrested a Hindu militant who is an active member of the terror group.

Giving details to the media here, Munir Khan, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir zone, said: "We have arrested a militant identified as Sandeep Kumar belonging to Uttar Pradesh. He was part of the militant group that ambushed the Station House Officer (SHO) Achabal and five policemen in Anantnag district in June."

Kumar hails from Muzaffarnagar, Khan said.

"When Bashir Lashkari was killed, Kumar was apprehended in the same house where Lashkari had also taken shelter," Khan added.

Kumar was also involved in looting banks and other terrorist activities in the south Kashmir region.

SHO Feroze Dar and five policemen were killed by the on June 17 in Achabal area, and their bodies disfigured.

On July 1, Bashir Lashkari, who was behind the killing, was killed after a major shootout in Anantnag.

First Published: Tue, July 11 2017. 08:39 IST