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Top Pak terrorists shifted outside J&K

india Updated: Jul 21, 2006 19:56 IST

Police on Friday shifted six top terrorists, including Pakistanis belonging to Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed, from a high security jail in Jammu to outside Jammu and Kashmir against the backdrop of violent clashes between the detenues.

Put in a police bus amid tight security, the six Pakistani terrorists commanders of LeT, Harkat-ul-Jehadi Islahi, Harkatal Ansar and JeM, who were commanding both Pakistani and Kashmiri terrorists, were moved from Kotbalwal jail to prisons in Delhi, Varanasi, Agra and Sangroor (Punjab), official sources said.

Mohmmad Shezad of Gujranwala and Khursheed Moghal of Muzaffarabad (both in Pakistan) has been shifted to Tihar and Varanasi jails, they said.

Pakistani terrorists of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LET) and local Hizb-ul-Muajhideen (HM) militants had clashed many times in Kotbalwal jail in the last one month injuring at least 17 detenues in a turf war between rival groups of prisoners.

The differences between the two groups had been simmering for quite some time when some of the Kashmiri terrorists refused to attend the 'classes' on 'jehad' being organised by the Pakistani terrorists, mainly belonging to LeT and JeM, the sources said.

Besides this, the Pakistani militants were treating their Kashmir counterparts "very badly" and mainly using their services for cleaning the room, washing clothes and obey other orders, the sources said.

Wahid, who was among trusted men of Pak-based United Jehad Council chief and Hizb supreme commander Sayed Salluddin, received injuries and was treated in GMC hospital.