February 13: Anantnag Police along with Samba police have arrested an active terrorist of proscribed terror outfit LeT (TRF) from Bari Brahmana area of Samba district and recovered incriminating materials from his possession.
Based on credible information about presence of a local terrorist in Teli Basti, Bari Brahmana area of Samba district, Anantnag police alongwith Samba police arrested an active terrorist during a covert operation. He has been identified as Zahoor Ahmad Rather @Khalid @Sahil of Jalkreeri Dooru area of district Anantnag, affiliated with proscribed terrorist outfit LeT (TRF).
As per police records, the said terrorist was involved in the killing of three BJP workers in Vessu area of district Kulgam, last year. He was also involved in the killing of a policeman namely HC Abdul Rashid Dar of Furrah on 22/07/2020 outside his residence. Besides target killings in South Kashmir, he was also instrumental in recruiting innocent youth into terrorist ranks. He along with another terrorist Abbas Sheikh were running the terrorist outfit LeT (TRF).
Preliminary enquiry reveals that the said terrorist joined terrorist ranks of LeT (TRF) outfit in the year 2020. It is pertinent to mention here that he was earlier affiliated with terrorist outfit HM in the year 2002 and crossed over to PoK for obtaining illegal arms training. He along with some FTs infiltrated back via Rajouri and later on surrendered before security forces in the year 2006.
Accordingly, a case under relevant sections of law stands registered and the said terrorist is being brought to Anantnag for further interrogation/ investigation.