Jammu and Kashmir police bust LeT module, arrest UP resident

Sandeep Sharma alias Adil was arrested by the Jammu and Kashmir police on Monday. Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 10, 2017, 07.20 AM (IST)

The Jammu and Kashmir police on Monday busted a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) module in south Kashmir which was responsible for several bank robberies across the state.

One of the arrested members of the module is Sandeep Sharma alias Adil, originally a resident of Uttar Pradesh.

Munir Khan, IGP, Jammu and Kashmir said Sharma was in the same house where LeT commander Bashir Lashkari had taken shelter.

Khan said Sharma assisted Lashkar militants in looting ATMs across the state.

On further inquiry by the police, it was revealed that Sharma along with other individuals hatched a criminal conspiracy leading to providing shelter, ferrying of terrorists from one place to another for terror strikes and actively participating in terrorist activities, according to ANI.

ANI further added that Sharma also concealed weapons looted from police guards in a vehicle and shifted them to different locations on the directions of LeT.

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Lashkari was killed in an encounter with the security forces in Anantnag on July 1.