LeT Chief Com­man­der Du­jana’s Killing Ma­jor Blow to Ter­ror­ists

CRPF, Army and spe­cial op group of J&K po­lice launched joint cor­don and search op­er­a­tion Man­aged to Es­cape At Least Five Times in Last Few Months Ri­jiju & Fa­rooq Praise Kash­mir Op­er­a­tion of Se­cu­rity Forces

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Abu Du­jana killed in an en­counter at Harkipora along with an­other mil­i­tant iden­ti­fied as Arif Nabi Dar of Lel­har in Pul­wama

Sri­na­gar: The killing of mil­i­tant group Lashkar-e-Taiba’s chief com­man­der Abu Du­jana in Pul­wama district early on Tues­day is con­sid­ered the big­gest suc­cess for se­cu­rity forces in Jammu and Kash­mir this year as he was in­volved in many ter­ror at­tacks and in the re­cruit­ment of ter­ror­ists. He car­ried a re­ward of ₹ 12.5 lakh on his head.

By killing sev­eral hard­core ter­ror­ists, in­clud­ing Ju­naid Mat­too, Sabzar Ah­mad, Bashir Lashkari, apart from Du­jana, in south Kash­mir in the last three months, se­cu­rity forces have dealt a se­vere blow to ter­ror­ists,par­tic­u­larly LeT. Around 110 ter­ror­ists have been killedthisyear­inJ&K.

Du­jana was killed in an en­counter at Harkipora early on Tues­day along with an­other mil­i­tant iden­ti­fiedasArif NabiDar of Lel­har­inPul­wama. Act­ing on a tipoff, CRPF, Army and the spe­cial op­er­a­tion group of J&K po­lice launched a joint cor­don and search­op­er­a­tionataround4:00amin Harkipora in Newa vil­lage of Pul­wama. They had re­ceived con­fir­ma­tion through tele­com in­ter­cepts that Du­jana was vis­it­ing his wife. North­ern com­mand of In­dian Army termed the heavy gun­fight in which the two ter­ror­ists were killed as ‘swift and sur­gi­cal’. “Stone pelt­ing or no pelt­ing, dis­rup­tions or no dis­rup­tions, op­er­a­tions would con­tinue,” Muneer Khan, in­spec­tor-gen­eral of po­lice, told re­porters in Sri­na­gar later. Du­jana spear­headed LeT in south Kash­mir af­ter the killing of Abu Qasim in Oc­to­ber 2015. Since then, he was part of many op­er­a­tions in­clud­ing at­tacks on se­cu­rity forces in Pam­pore, Awan­tipora and Bi­jbe­hara on the high­way. Du­jana also fig­ured in the hit-list the forces pre­pared re­cently.

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New Delhi: Union Min­is­ter Kiren Ri­jiju and Na­tional Con­fer­ence leader Fa­rooq Ab­dul­lah hailed the se­cu­rity forces af­ter top LeT com­man­der Abu Du­jana was killed in an en­counter in Kash­mir. “The se­cu­rity forces are tak­ing proper ac­tion, be it in Jammu and Kash­mir or in some other part of the coun­try, and they are tak­ing firm steps in re­spec­tive cases,” Ri­jiju, who is the min­is­ter of state for home af­fairs, told re­porters out­side Par­lia­ment. Ab­dul­lah hoped the forces will con­tinue to do “such good work”.

“I hope they will con­tinue to do this good work so that there is peace in our state,” the for­mer J&K CM said while re­ply­ing to queries out­side Par­lia­ment.

‘Stone pelt­ing or no pelt­ing, dis­rup­tions or no dis­rup­tions, ops to con­tinue’ ‘Se­cu­rity forces are tak­ing proper ac­tion... they are tak­ing firm steps’

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