JAMMU: Two heavily-armed Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists, together with the mastermind of an IED blasts in Rajouri not too long ago, have been overpowered by villagers and handed over to the police in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, a senior police officer mentioned.
Lt Governor Manoj Sinha and Director General of Police Dilbag Singh lauded the villagers for his or her braveness and introduced money rewards for them.
The terrorists together with essentially the most needed LeT commander Talib Hussain, a resident of Rajouri district and the mastermind of the latest IED blasts within the district, have been nabbed at Tuksan Dhok village, the officers mentioned.
“Today, villagers of Tukson Dhok showed extreme courage in apprehending two most wanted terrorists of LeT who had reached the area to take shelter after continuous pressure from the police and army (in Rajouri district),” Additional Director General of Police, Jammu zone, Mukesh Singh mentioned in a press release right here.
He recognized the opposite captured terrorist as Faisal Ahmad Dar of south Kashmir’s Pulwama, and mentioned two AK assault rifles, seven grenades, a pistol and an enormous amount of ammunition have been recovered from the 2 arrested terrorists.
Singh mentioned the Lt Governor has applauded the braveness of villagers and introduced a money reward of Rs 5 lakh for his or her bravery, whereas the Director General of Police introduced a money reward of Rs 2 lakh for them.
“I salute the bravery of villagers of Tukson Dhok, Reasi, who apprehended two-most wanted terrorists. Such determination by common man shows end of terrorism is not far away. UT Govt to extend Rs five lakh cash reward to villagers for gallant act against terrorists and terrorism,” the workplace of LG tweeted.
The arrest of the duo adopted unearthing of a module headed by Hussain in Rajouri district on June 28, which was behind the latest collection of explosions within the district.
While two terror operatives of the outfit have been arrested together with 5 Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), Hussain was on the run and had moved to close by Reasi district to flee the dragnet of safety forces. “Hussain was in constant touch with LeT terrorist Qasim based in Pakistan and was involved in at least three cases of IED blasts at Rajouri district besides civilian killings and grenade blasts,” Singh mentioned.
During preliminary questioning, he mentioned it was revealed that each the terrorists have been additionally in contact with a Pakistani LeT handler Salman. Terming the arrest of the 2 terrorists a “major breakthrough,” the officer mentioned they have been trying to revive terrorism within the border districts of Rajouri and Poonch apart from Reasi.
Twin explosions rocked Kotrana city of Rajouri on March 26 and one other on April 19, leaving two individuals injured. Two extra individuals have been injured in one other blast that came about in Shahpur-Budhal space of Rajouri on April 24.