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SOPORE: Police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested two Over-ground workers (OGWs) of Lashkar-e-Toiba militant outfit from Sopore town of north Kashmir. A police spokesperson said that a joint naka was laid by police, 32-RR of army and 92 Bn CRPF near Dachanpora crossing at Rohama. “During checking, one motorcycle bearing registration number JK09-2055 coming from Dachanpora towards Rohama having two pillion riders on it, tried to escape from the spot,” he said. 

He said the alert Naka Party tactfully chased and overpowered the duo. The spokesperson identified them as Arif Ahmad Malla of Shitloo, Rafiabad and Rayees Ahmad Naik of DH-Pora, Kulgam. He said one pistol, three pistol rounds, a hand grenade and matrix sheet were recovered from the duo. In this regard, a case FIR number 48/2018 under section 2/25 IA. Act, 13 ULA Act stands registered in Police Station Panzalla, he said. 

“During further course of investigation, it surfaced that the duo were active OGWs of LeT outfit. Among them, Arif Ahmad Malla is also involved in decamping of weapons of SPO. Further investigation of the case is going on. More arrests are expected,” he added.