Retired Army Personnel Arrested In Delhi For Links To LeT Module In J&K

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Delhi: The Delhi Police said on Tuesday that a retired army personnel has been arrested for links to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) module operating Jammu & Kashmir’s Kupwara District. The accused played a crucial part in transporting arms and ammunitions from across the Pakistan border.

Officials said Riyaz Ahmed along with his other associates Khursheed Ahmed and Ghulam Sarwar, had conspired in transporting arms and ammunitions from across the Pakistan Border.

An information was received from investigation agencies in J&K that Riyaz Ahmed was in recent terror module case that has been busted by Jammu and Kashmir Police in Kupwara, five persons linked to it were arrested several incriminating material from their possession along with five AK rifles (short); five AK magazines and 16 shorts AK rounds were seized.

According to the reports, the arms and ammunitions were send by LeT terrorists handlers based in Pakistan-Occupied-Kashmir.

The Delhi Police received information last week from J&K investigation agencies that Riyaz is arriving in Delhi, following which they formed a team and nabbed him on Sunday at New Delhi Railway Station while he was trying to flee from Exit Gate Number 1 in the early hours to reach a hideout.

During the time of interrogation, Riyaz revealed that along with his friend Altaf, who was also a retired army personnel, boarded Mahakaushal Express and travelled from Jabalpur and reached Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station, around 3PM on Friday, before heading to the New Delhi Railway Station.

Both of them retired from Indian Army on January 31, 2023. The authorities have recovered one mobile phone; one SIM card from Riyaz’s possession and informed The Jammu and Kashmir Police for further actions.

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