June 2019 News

LeT Militant's Kin Abducted, Freed After Being Shot In Legs

21 June 2019
The Tribune
Suhail A Shah

Anantnag: An active Lashkar-e-Toibe (LeT) militant's step-sister and her husband, abducted by unidentified gunmen on Thursday evening, were released on Friday afternoon but not before both of them were shot in the legs. The woman, Nusrat, was shot in her left leg whereas her husband, Mudassir Ahmad Makroo, was shot in his right leg, before they were let go of by the unidentified gunmen, suspected to be militants. Nusrat is the step-sister of LeT militant Nasir Ahmad Chadroo, who has been within the outfit's ranks since more than a year now. The couple, as well as their militant relative, lives in Arwini area of Anantnag district and that is from where the abduction had taken place. Nusrat and Mudassir were called to the local bus stand and whisked away in a vehicle in broad daylight. While the police were on the lookout for the abducted couple, the suspected militants shot at them and released them later. 'They were immediately taken to a hospital where both of them are in a stable condition,' a senior police official from Anantnag said. A case had been registered in this regard and investigation had been taken up, the official said. 'The victims will also be questioned in due time,' he stated. Meanwhile, in main town Anantnag, security forces fired a few rounds in air after two motorcycle-borne youth did not stop when motioned to. 'They tried to flee but stopped as security personnel fired in the air. They are being questioned,' a police official said. The incident took place along KP Road in Anantnag, less than a 100m from the spot where a Fidayeen attack was carried out recently, leaving five CRPF personnel and an SHO of the police dead.