November 2002 News

Al-Umar chief reportedly detained in PoK

22 November 2002
The Hindustan Times

New Delhi: Chief of Al-Umar Mujahideen Mushtaq Zargar alias Latram has reportedly been put under detention in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir for carrying out grenade attacks against separatist leaders in Jammu and Kashmir. According to reports, Zargar, whose outfit carried out a grenade attack outside the office of a senior Kashmiri separatist leader in the valley recently, had been put under detention by authorities in PoK. Meanwhile, a spokesman of the outfit in the valley identified as Rafiq Dar has told local news agencies that if their Commander was not released till Monday, they would announce a strike in the valley. Zargar is one of the three militants released in exchange for passengers of the hijacked IC-814 in 1999.


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