Srinagar: Three militant associates of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) have been arrested in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district. Police have also found incriminating materials in their possession.

A hand grenade, a piece of cloth, a sewing machine and other incriminating materials used in making the flags were found in their possession.

According to reports, the police official received information about militants on Sunday (September 8). The information added that the miscreants are hoisting Pakistani flags at the behest of active LeT militants at the main market of the Hajin area of the district in north Kashmir.

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An official added that the miscreants hoisted the flags with a view to create a fear psychosis and incite anti-national feelings among the common people of Hajin town.

The official said police registered a case under relevant sections of the law, and an investigation was initiated.

The arrested accused are identified as Mujeeb Shamas, Tanveer Ahmad Mir and Imtiyaz Ahmad Sheikh, all residents of Mir Mohalla area of Hajin.

The trio admitted that they were involved in the incident, the official said.

Further investigation into the incident is underway.