Police cracks Baramulla wine shop attack case within 48 hours, 05 Lashker terrorists arrested


Four Lashker terrorists and their associate have been arrested by Jammu and Kashmir police in connection with a terrorist attack on a newly-opened wine shop in which an employee of the shop was killed and three others were injured at Baramulla in North Kashmir.

SSP Baramulla Rayees Mohammad Bhat told Newa24 that the militant module of Lashker-e-Toiba, operating under the name of TRF, not only planned the attack on the wine shop recently but was also involved in multiple other attacks in Baramulla, he said the case has been cracked with the arrest of four terrorists and an associate using both human and technical resources.

SSP Baramulla said that five pistols, 23 grenades, one suspicious package (likely IED), seven magazines, 205 rounds of ammunition and 04 cleaning rods along with a bike used in the attack on the wine shop have been seized from the possession of arrested terrorists.

The arrested militants have been identified as Shahid Ahmad, Safeer, Adil Ahmad, Faisal and Atif. Besides the attack on the wine shop, the module was involved in grenade throwing case in Bramulla town and firing attacks etc of forces and civilians over a period of time. SSP Rayees said the operation is a major success for police as the module busted by police was part of active Falcon Squad of LeT (TRF).

Earlier on May 17, militants hurled a grenade inside the newly opened wine shop at Dewan Bagh Baramulla, injuring four employees. One of them, Ranjit Singh son of Kishan Lal of Bhakri Rajouri, succumbed to injuries within an hour while three others Govardhan Singh, Ravi Kumar, both residents of Billawar Kathua and Govind Singh of Kangra Rajouri are under treatment.  

Soon after the attack, police in a statement had said, two militants riding on a bike stopped near the wine shop. Subsequently the pillion rider “wearing a Burka” walked to the porthole of the wine shop and dropped a grenade inside shop. Thereafter terrorists fled away on the bike from the spot. Police accordingly swung into action and after thorough investigation and examination of evidences including CCTV footage and human intelligence, forces busted the terrorist module and succeeded in arresting of five terrorists involved in the attack.


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