LeT militant involved in beheading of villager killed: IG
A Lashkar-e-Toiba militant was killed, allegedly involved in beheading a Congress worker in Doda district, has been arrested by the security forces, officials said.india Updated: May 27, 2011 16:53 IST
A Lashkar-e-Toiba militant was killed, allegedly involved in beheading a Congress worker in Doda district, has been arrested by the security forces, officials said.
"LeT militant Mohmmad Ishaq alias Munazil was killed in an encounter in Doda," Inspector General of Police (IGP), Jammu Zone, Dilbagh Singh said.
While another ultra Abdul Jabbar was arrested by police in Doda earlier this week for his involvement in beheading the Congress worker Abdul Gani, he said.
Meanwhile, operation to track down self-styled LeT commander Habib Gujjar alias Salman is being carried out in the Doda hills, the IGP said.
Acting on a tip off about the presence of LeT militants, including its District Commander Salman, in a hideout in Ganati forest belt in Gundha bowl in Doda district, army's Rashtriya Rifle troops and police launched a joint search and cordon operation on May 25. Salman, however, managed to escape from the spot.
"Our police teams are following the LeT commander. We hope to track him soon," the IGP said.
While, LeT ultra identified as Mohammad Ishaq alias Munazil was killed in the gunfight with security forces.
LeT militant Abdul Jabbar, who was also involved in the beheading of Abdul Gani, was arrested in Koat area of Doda on May 20 by security forces and police in an operation. One LeT militant sympathiser Saima, an associate of Commander Habib Gujjar, was also arrested after the encounter in Ganti forest.
Gani was abducted and later beheaded by LeT militants led by Jabbar in Koat forest belt in Doda on May 19.