LeT terrorist Sandeep Sharma arrested in Kashmir

Emmett Rice
July 11, 2017

The Jammu and Kashmir Police have busted a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) module that was allegedly involved in a series of sensational crimes, including several terror activities, in South Kashmir.

Police have detained Sandeep's mother and sister-in-law (brother's wife) from their house at Ankit Vihar colony in Muzaffarnagar town. He was also reportedly involved in bank loot cases. Muneer Khan, IG, J&K Police, said Kumar had expertise in looting ATMs.

The arrest of Sandeep, who was used frequently by the Lashkar-e-Taiba and made full use of the fact that he was a non-local, points to the blurring lines between criminality and terrorism, he said.

Bashir Lashkari along with his aide was killed on 1st of July in an encounter with security forces in Dialgam area of Anantnag district.

Sandeep Sharma alias Adil had carried out three terror strikes in June this year in South Kashmir including the one in which six policemen were killed on June 16.

The Valley police chief said Sharma was an active terrorist of the LeT who had graduated from ATM thefts and bank robberies to murder and other heinous terrorist activities. He is said to be the first non-local person to be a part of LeT group in Kashmir. Khan Said Sandeep Sharma was living with two identities in the Anantnag District to hide his real name.

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In another incident on June 3, Sharma and a few other militants attacked an Army convoy at Lower Munda Qazigund near Hillar village. "In these crimes, they worked in conjunction with the Lashkar".

Police said Sharma had earlier been arrested at PP Mir Bazar in a robbery case in March 2017. We have eliminated his associates and busted this LeT module.

"At present investigation is in progress and the subject has been arrested". On the directions of LeT, Sharma and his associates received LeT terrorists and dropped them at different sites for the terror action in South Kashmir.

Police said that investigation is going on to ascertain the roles of his associates.

The police official said that the terrorists operating in the valley utilized the services of Sandeep for looting ATMs and the booty was shared among them all.

He also concealed weapons looted from police guards in a vehicle and shifted them to different locations on the directions of LeT.

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