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Jammu and Kashmir: 8 LeT terrorist arrested in Sopore

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New Delhi: Sopore Police on Monday arrested eight terrorist associates who were involved in threatening and intimidating locals by publishing posters in the valley on the behest of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) affiliates. Those arrested have been identified as Aijaz Mir, Omar Mir, Tawseef Najar, Imtiyaz Najar, Omar Akbar, Faizan Latief, Danish Habib, and Showkat Ahmad Mir who are accused of preparing the threatening posters and circulating them in the locality. Further investigation is underway, reported ANI.

Sopore Police is also investigating the complicity of these terrorists in the recent killing of civilians in the area. Police have also recovered the computers and other accessories used in drafting and publishing of posters.

As per initial investigation carried out by officers in the case, it is learnt three of the eight terrorist associates affiliated with terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) were principal architects of offence. All incriminating materials have been seized by the police.

Meanwhile, last week, there were reports of terrorist groups threatening locals in the Kashmir valley against opening shops and schools through posters put up in various areas, the Army said. Women have also been threatened against going out through these posters.

The terror threats came after Parliament, earlier in the month of August, withdrew the special category status to Jammu and Kashmir by reading down Article 370 of the Constitution and divided the state into two Union territories. The Valley has been under unprecedented security cover ever since August 5, with most areas still without any communication lines.

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Groom shot dead at wedding venue in UP district

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Azamgarh (Uttar Pradesh): A groom was shot dead by unidentified assailants just before he reached the ‘mandap’ for the wedding ceremony.

The incident took place on Tuesday night in Masirpur bazaar locality in Devgaon police circle.

According to reports, the ‘baraat’ had come from Singhpur and just as the groom was walking towards the ‘mandap, two bike-borne assailants came and sprayed him with bullets.

The groom was taken to a nearby medical facility where he was declared brought dead.

Angry family members created a ruckus at the hospital after which the police came and sent the body for post mortem.

A number of family members, both from the groom and the bride side, have been detained for interrogation to ascertain the motive behind the crime.

The police said that the killers were probably following the groom from a distance and attacked him when the ceremony was about to begin.

There were no CCTV cameras in the area.

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