The Jammu and Kashmir police made a major breakthrough today after the arrest of two people, one of whom is a resident of Uttar Pradesh. The duo, who have been identified as Sandeep Kumar Sharma alias Adil, a resident of Muzaffarnagar, UP, and Muneeb Shah, a resident of Kulgam in south Kashmir, were part of a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) module. The police said that the duo was actively involved in the recent killing of six police personnel in south Kashmir. The module has also been associated with several other terror attacks in south Kashmir.
The arrest of the UP resident also points out to the new development of criminal-terrorist nexus. Sandeep Sharma was arrested from the same house where Bashir Lashkari, an LeT commander, was killed on July 1. Investigations have revealed that Sandeep was a welder by profession and the terrorists were utilizing his welding skills to carry out bank and ATM robberies. Sandeep is said to be involved in many such crimes in the Kashmir valley. This is a worrying development for security forces, since now everyone is a suspect. The money looted from banks and ATMs was being used to fund terror attacks in the Kashmir valley.