Srinagar : Security forces on Wednesday arrested a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant, who was earlier involved in incidents of stone pelting, in Sopore town of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, police said. Basit Najar was caught with a pistol at a checkpoint put up at a fruit market in the town, a police spokesman said.

Police said Najar confessed during questioning that he and his associate, Danish Mantoo, recently joined the LeT and were active in Sopore.

“Photographs of Najar holding a pistol recently surfaced on social networking sites. Before joining militancy, he was a notorious stone pelter. He organised stone pelting incidents and motivated youth for the same in Sopore town,” the spokesman said.

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