A militant belonging to Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) on Friday surrendered before army authorities near Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of the state, defence sources said in Poonch.
Mohammad Khursheed, who had received arms training in Pakistan under LeT supervision in 2006, had crossed to the Indian side several times over the years and had taken part in militant activities, they said.
The 35-year-old militant, who originally belongs to Bagildhara area of the district, had crossed to the Indian side on Thursday and surrendered before the army troops, they said, adding he had left behind his weapons in a forest area before the surrender.
Later, troops recovered his weapons, which included one AK-56 rifle with its magazine and 40 rounds of fire, a night vision device, a camera and a jacket.
After preliminary interrogation he will be handed over to the police for further investigation, they said.
Meanwhile, in a separate incident, Rashtriya Rifles (RR) troops, during search operation in General area of Surankote in Poonch on Saturday, recovered one Chinese pistol along with its magazine and an I-com set, they said.