May 2006 News

Fidayeen arrested with car laden with explosives

28 May 2006
The Daily Excelsior
Excelsior Special Correspondent

Srinagar: In a major success, troops of 50 Rashtriya Rifle and police today arrested a fidayeen of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) outfit and seized a car filled with explosives from his possession at Pampore. The fidayeen, who was captured alive before he could succeed in triggering a car blast targetting security forces, has been identified as Raja Arshad alias Abu Atif, 28, son of Mohd Maqbool Bhat, a resident of Dadsarai. A white Maruti Zen car, which had no registration, engine or chassis number was seized from the possession of fidayeen. It was filled with explosives. Arrest was made by a police party headed by SP Awantipora Sardar Khan and RR officers. Official sources said the militant was conducting a recee at Pampore when troops and police personnel became suspicious of his movement and kept a track on him. He was immediately arrested and subjected to questioning during which he admitted that he was a fidayeen and had been assigned the task of carrying out a car blast. He also admitted his affiliation with the LeT. The militant is being subjected to sustained interrogation.


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