August 2006 News

Police Arrests Top LeT, Hizb Militants In J&K

29 August 2006
The Times of India

Jammu: Foiling their plan to attack some senior police officials in Rajouri town, police have arrested four militants, including top commanders of Lashker-e-Taiba and Hizbul Mujahideen outfits and seized explosive devices from their possession. Based on some specific inputs that top commanders of LeT and HM had deputed their activists to carry the plot, the police raided some places in the town and arrested three of them from ward no 2 of Rajouri town and another from Rajdhani area of Manjakote tehsil in Rajouri district on Monday night, they said. The three arrested, who were putting in rented accommodation in Rajouri town, have been identified as Amjad, Mohammad Javed and Gulzar, all originally belonging to Darhal area of the district, they said. Another militant identified as Mohammad Mushtaq, who was apprehended from Rajdhani area, was coordinator of LeT and HM outfits, the sources said. Police also recovered some grenades, explosive material and one wireless set, besides cash of nearly rupees one lakh from them. Preliminary questioning of the arrested militants revealed that they had to strike on top brass of police and civil administration in DC colony in Rajouri town, the sources said adding further interrogation of the arrested was continuing.


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