Jammu and Kashmir police today claimed to have busted a Lashkar-e-Toiba module by arresting three suspected militants who were allegedly plotting to kill policemen and eminent people having special protection in south Kashmir.
Liyakat Ali Kuchay, Abdul Haq Khan and Sajad Ahmad were arrested after a brief exchange of fire at Kadder-Kulgam, 70 kms from here, a police spokesman said.
Acting on specific information, police raided the house of Kuchy at Kadder-Kulgam but militants opened fire towards them and tried to escape. They were arrested after a chase.
During the search of the house, empty cartridges of 9MM pistol were recovered and a case was registered at police station Yaripora.
He said five pistols with ammunition were recovered from the possession of Kuchy.
Police said the militants had delivered over four IEDs, six pistols and three wireless sets to unidentified persons, he said, adding a manhunt is on to nab them.
The spokesman said search of the house of Abdul Haq Khan at Arwani- Anantnag , yielded a pistol, one magazine, six cartridges, one mobile phone and ten sim cards.
The LeT module was preparing to attack policemen or eminent people under police protection, the spokesman said.