In a massive crackdown against the Pakistani based terrorists operating in the Valley, the security agencies in Jammu and Kashmir have been successful in arresting 8 Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist from Sopore who was also involved in intimidating traders in North Kashmir.
#Breaking | Eight Lashkar-e-Taiba arrested in Sopore district, J&K. Biggest crackdown by J&K police after the abrogation of Article 370.
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According to the sources, the arrested men were also involved in a recent incident Sopore in which 4 persons were injured, including a 20-month-old baby. The Jammu and Kashmir police have arrested 8 people who reportedly worked as overground workers for the proscribed Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba.
The police believe that across Sopore, these eight Lashkar workers were involved in distributing pamphlets and posters, threatening traders in the region with dire consequences if they went against the LeT diktat and opened their establishments.
It is also reported that these Lashkar operatives were also attempting to extort money from affluent businessmen in North Kashmir, in a bid to revive their outfit in the region in the aftermath of abrogation of Article 370 which had made it increasingly difficult for them to secure funds for smooth functioning.
In the wake of revocation of Article 370, there has been heightened activity from the terrorists across the border in Pakistan to stoke unrest in the Valley, while the number of local terrorists active in the state has dramatically come down. Asserting that the situation in Kashmir is rapidly coming back to normal, JK governor’s advisor, Farooq Khan said on Sunday that the number of active terrorists in Kashmir has come down to 150-200 from several thousand earlier.