Lashkar militant Sandeep Sharma arrested for 3 terror attacks and ATM looting by J & K Police

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Jammu and Kashmir: In a major breakthrough, J & K police apprehended suspected militant named Sandeep Kumar Sharma from Anantnag district, said Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday

Sandeep Kumar Sharma, alias Adil was apprehended today morning. ANI Image

Addressing to media, Muneer Khan, IG, J&K Police, said Sharma had expertise in looting ATMs and was involved in at least three terror attacks.  Sharma is a resident of Uttar Pradesh and is son of Ram Kumar Sharma.

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He got in touch with Lashkar militants in January 2017 through one person named Shakoor, a resident of Sopore and when they came to know he can loot ATMs, banks and cash vans then they enrolled him. He used to loot ATMs and share the booty with them,” Khan said.

Khan said “The militants of Lashkar took help from Sandeep to loot ATMs, and they also indulged in immoral activities in the villages,”.

Militants have in recent months looted over a dozen banks or ATMs across Kashmir, escaping with around Rs 1 crore.

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The police claim that Sharma alias Adil was part of the group of LeT commander Bashir Ahmad Wani alias Bashir Lashkari and participated in Achabal ambush attack last month in which six police officials including SHO Feroz Dar were killed. Soon, after the attack, Lashkari was also killed with his Pakistani colleague in an encounter in Anantnag district of south Kashmir on July 1.

Khan said when LeT commander Bashir Lashkari was eliminated, Sharma was in same house where the former took shelter.

Lashkari was killed on July in an encounter in Anantnag district. Sharma was involved in the attack on an army convoy there.

With PTI inputs

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