Unearthing a nexus between some security men and LeT operatives, police have arrested an SPO and five other persons for allegedly selling a Chinese pistol to a militant in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir and are on the lookout for another policeman in this connection.
Acting on a tip-off, police arrested five overground workers of Lashker-e-Taiba -- Waseem Ahmed, Farooq Ahmed, Maqbool Ahmed, Shabir Ahmed and Adil Hussain in Doda two days back, Senior Superintendent of Police, Doda, Prabhat Singh told PTI on Thursday.
After their interrogation, one special police officer Mohmmad Nawaz was arrested, he said. During questioning, the OGWs claimed that one head constable D K Singh had sold a "recovered" Chinese pistol to LeT militant Mohmmad Rashid alias Aslan in Doda through the SPO and OGWs three years ago.
The gang had collected Rs 35000 and paid it to Singh, he said adding that the head constable has gone absconding and a hunt has been launched for him. Singh had joined in December after his suspension for remaining absent from duty from August to September last year, the SSP said.
At the same time, he said police will undertake thorough investigation before coming to any final conclusion as the allegations have been made by the OGWs.
All those arrested in this connection have been sent to the Joint Interrogation Centre (JIC) in Jammu.
A case has been registered in this regard.