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Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019

Seven militants arrested in J&K

Seven Harkat-ul-Jihad-Islami militants were arrested for killing four personnel of BRO in a terror attack in Kishtwar district.

india Updated: Jul 11, 2008 16:57 IST


Seven Harkat-ul-Jihad-Islami (HuJI) militants were arrested by the police for a terror attack in Kishtwar district in which four personnel of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), including commanding officer Lt Col Ajay Verma, were killed, the police said on Friday.

The BRO team was on its way to Sinthan Pass, about 250 km northeast of Jammu, on a road inspection tour when their vehicle was ambushed on June 13 by militants in a remote, mountainous area.

Commanding Officer of 118 Road Construction Company Lt Col Ajay Verma, his second-in-command S.P. Sharma and two soldiers of the 155 territorial army battalion were killed.

K. Rajendra, inspector general of police Jammu zone, confirmed that the case has been worked out.

Sources said the seven militants were arrested during various raids conducted over the past nearly one month in the hilly areas of Kishtwar district.