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2 most wanted terrorists arrested in Baramulla

Two terrorists belonging to the Pakistan based Lashkar-e-Taiba terror outfit from Sopore area of Baramulla district in north Kashmir, reports Tejinder Singh Sodhi.

india Updated: Feb 03, 2007 09:02 IST

On specific information Jammu and Kashmir police aided by army on Friday arrested two terrorists belonging to the Pakistan based Lashkar-e-Taiba militant outfit from Sopore area of Baramulla district in north Kashmir.

The arrested terrorists have been identified as Sajjad Ahmed Dagga, son of Moinudin Dagga, a resident of Khushal Matoo Sopore and Mohammad Rafiq Zaki Alias Zanbaz, son of Mohd Sultan Zaki, resident of Baba Yusuf, Sopore.

Speaking to Hindustan Times Senior Superintendent of Police Baramulla Viplub Kumar said, “It was a joint operation by J&K police and the 22 Battalion of Rashtriya Rifles that these two militants were arrested.”

Adding he said, “Mohammad Rafiq Zaki was the successor of the Munna Janwari, the slain commander of Salfi Group of LeT who was killed by police last month. Zaki is a C category (most wanted) terrorists.”

Munna Janwari who was killed in a joint operation by Jammu and Kashmir police and army last month was leading the Salfi brigade of LeT and was commanding a group of 27 terrorists.

“From the 27 member outfit we have been so far successful in either arresting or eliminating 14 members thus breaking the backbone of the outfit.” Informed the SSP.

Spokesman of the Srinagar based 15 corps of the army said that both the arrested militants were responsible for killing Rifleman Mohammed Shafi Mir of 161 infantry Battalion of the Territorial Army on October 7, last year and were also involved in various terror related incidents of grenade throwing and firing Under Barrel Grenade on the Battalion headquarters of 22 RR in Sopore.

First Published: Feb 03, 2007 09:02 IST