LG Sinha announces Rs 5 lakh reward
Jammu: The villagers of Tukson Dhok village in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district on Sunday overpowered and apprehended two most wanted militants of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), who had reached there to take shelter after continuous pressure from the police and Army.
They have been identified as Talib Hussain of Rajouri and Faisal Ahmed Dar of Pulwama. Two AK rifles, seven grenades, a pistol and a huge quantity of ammunition was recovered from their possession, police said.
“It is pertinent to note that the Rajouri police had very recently recovered a large number of IEDs and had busted a module of LeT in which two militants of the outfit were arrested and Talib Hussain was declared as an absconder and a reward was announced on him. Talib Hussain was in constant touch with LeT militant Qasim based in Pakistan and was involved in at least three cases of IED blasts in Rajouri district besides civilian killings and grenade blasts,” police said.
“During preliminary questioning, it was revealed that both the militants were also in touch with a Pakistani LeT handler Salman, who was continuously in touch with them.”
Meanwhile Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha applauded the villagers for their courage. He said, “With this kind of determination shown by the villagers, the end days of terrorism is not far in the union territory.” He also announced a cash reward of Rs 5 lakh for the villagers.