The Jammu and Kashmir Police have busted a Lashkar-e-Toiba module with the arrest of two militants, including a Hindu militant from Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar. Sandeep Kumar Sharma alias Adil, is believed to have been involved in the killing of SHO Feroz Dar and five more policemen last month.The police said he was part of an LeT module that robbed ATMs and targeted security personnel in Kashmir. It is probably the first time that a Hindu militant from outside Jammu and Kashmir has been held for militancy, throwing up a new challenge to the security grid.A probe has begun to ascertain if Sandeep, who was lured by a Lashkar commander in south Kashmir, had local accomplices. Muneer Khan, IGP, said Sandeep was arrested in Anantnag on July 1 during a gunfight in which militant Bashir Lashkari and his aide were killed. “Surprised to see a non-local inside the house where Bashir had taken refuge, we decided to probe him,” Khan said.“Sandeep took part in three Lashkar actions, in one of which SHO Dar and five other policemen were martyred. He was also involved in the ambush of an Army convoy in lower Munda, in which two Army jawans were killed, as well as in looting weapons from the guards of Justice Muzzaffar Attar (retd),” the IGP said. The Lashkar-e-Toiba has denied any ties with Sandeep.
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