December 2005 News

J&K Police Arrest 22 Lashkar Terrorists

8 December 2005
The Hindustan Times

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police have busted a major Pakistan-based Lashkar-e- Taiba module arresting 22 of its terrorists, including the man allegedly responsible for the attack on a rally addressed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh last year and recent assassination of a state minister. One of the major networks of LeT fell into the effective and intelligence-driven dragnet and now the state police were busy in ascertaining whether they had any role to play in the serial blasts at Delhi on October 29. K Ranjendra, Inspector General of Police (Kashmir range), said that the recently arrested 22 people included Shabir Bukhari who was allegedly involved in ferrying LeT terrorists from Bandipore (North Kashmir) to carry out attacks on the Prime Minister's rally in November 2004 and killing of state Education Minister Ghulam Mohammed Lone last month. Rajendra said Bukhari had dropped two Pakistani terrorists at the foot of the hillock overlooking the venue of the rally along with arms ammunition and a camera to capture the 'action' on video.


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