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
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’