The Jammu and Kashmir Police has arrested seven members of a banned outfit claiming to have busted a terror network of Lashkar-e-Taiba in Jammu and Rajouri districts. Police said that most of the cases of terrorism in Jammu have been resolved after three Lashkar-e-Taiba modules were busted.
Mukesh Singh, Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Jammu Division said, “We have busted three Lashkar terror modules which were running on instructions from across the border. Seven members of the terrorist network have been arrested. This has dealt a blow to Lashkar in Jammu.”
Two modules were busted in Rajouri district and five Lashkar-e-Taiba members have been arrested, he said. In Jammu district, a module was busted and two Lashkar-e-Taiba members were arrested.
A large quantity of arms, ammunition and explosives including two AK rifles, six pistols, three silencers, eight grenades, three UBGLs, six pistol magazines, six AK rifles, 120 cartridges have been recovered, the ADGP said.
He said that this module of Lashkar in Jammu was active in Khatika Talab area of the city for more than two years. It used to collect weapons and explosives being dropped by drones from Pakistan on the international border.
The police officer said that it was being operated by Faisal Munir, who hails from Khatika Talab area. He told that Munir was instructed by Lashkar terrorist Bashir Doda, who is currently in Pakistan, while the code name of the other terrorist was Albert.