SRINAGAR: Showing exemplary courage, Kashmiri villagers nabbed two most wanted terrorists belonging to the terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in the Reasi district of Jammu.
“The villagers of Tukson Dhok showed extreme courage in apprehending two most wanted terrorists of Lashkar-e-Taiba who had reached that area to take shelter after continuous pressure from Police and Army,” Additional Director General of Police, Jammu Zone, Mukesh Singh said.
The police identified the terrorists as Talib Hussain of Rajouri and Faisal Ahmed Dar of Pulwama. Two AK rifles, seven grenades, a pistol and a huge quantity of ammunition were recovered from the terrorists.
Rajouri police had very recently recovered a large number of IEDs and had busted a module of LeT recently in which two terrorists were arrested. Hussain was declared an absconder and a reward was announced for him.
According to the police, Hussain was in constant touch with LeT terrorist Qasim based in Pakistan and was involved in at least three cases of IED blasts in the Rajouri district besides civilian killings and grenade blasts.
During preliminary questioning, it was revealed that both the terrorists were also in touch with a Pakistani LeT handler named Salman, who was continuously in touch with them.
The bravery of the villagers brought laurels from everyone as Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said, “I salute the bravery of villagers of Tukson Dhok, Reasi, who apprehended two most-wanted terrorists. Such determination by the common man shows the end of terrorism is not far away. UT Government to extend Rs 5 lakhs cash reward to villagers for the gallant act against terrorists and terrorism.”
J&K DGP Dilbag Singh also announced a cash reward of Rs 2 lakhs for villagers.