Police on Monday claimed to have arrested a hybrid Lashkar-i-Toiba militant in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

A police spokesman said that the accused Tawheed Ahmad Haroon son of Late Khazir Mohammad resident of Delina Ghat, Baramull was apprehended by a joint team of Baramulla Police, Army 46 RR, 53 Bn CRPF and 2nd Bn SSB at a checkpoint near Juhama crossing Baramulla.

A pistol, pistol magazine, nine live rounds of 9 mm pistol were recovered from his possession, police said. It said that the militant obtained the arms ammunition “with intent to carry out terrorist activities in Baramulla and its adjacent areas”.

A case under sections of Arms & UA (P) Act has been registered in Police Station Baramulla and investigation taken up.