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J&K: Sticky bombs among arms, cache recovered from terrorist hideout in Rajouri

The hideout was busted at the disclosure of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander Talib Hussain Shah who along with his associate Faisal Ahmad Dar were overpowered by people and handed over to the police.

Vani Mehrotra Edited By: Vani Mehrotra @vani_mehrotra New Delhi Updated on: July 04, 2022 11:37 IST
Rajouri terrorist hideout
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Rajouri: Arms and explosives recovered by police from a terrorist hideout at Draj village,

 

Highlights

  • The terrorist revealed the presence of a hideout in his Draj village of Rajouri during questioning
  • Three pistol magazines, 19 pistol rounds, an Under Barrel Grenade Launcher were also found
  • The police also recovered 75 rounds of AK assault rifle and one IED remote with antenna

Jammu and Kashmir: The police on Monday said six sticky bombs along with other arms and ammunition were recovered from a terrorist hideout busted in the Rajouri district of the Union Territory. 

The development comes after Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander Talib Hussain Shah, along with his associate Faisal Ahmad Dar, was overpowered by locals and handed over to the police in a remote village in the Reasi district on Sunday. 

According to an official, Shah revealed the presence of a hideout in his Draj village of Rajouri during questioning and accordingly a raid was carried out and the hideout was busted.

The search of the hideout led to the recovery of six sticky bombs, a pistol, three pistol magazines, 19 pistol rounds, an Under Barrel Grenade Launcher (UBGL), three UBGL grenades, 75 rounds of AK assault rifle and one IED remote with antenna, the official said.

Shah and his Kashmiri accomplice Dar were arrested from Tuksan Dhok after they were tactfully disarmed by local residents with Lt Governor Manoj Sinha and Director General of Police Dilbag Singh lauding their courage and announcing cash rewards for them.

However, a political slugfest erupted between the local units of BJP and Congress after Shah was reported to be an active member of the saffron party who was recently selected as its IT and social media cell in charge of the minority morcha in Jammu province.

Some pictures emerged on social media purportedly showing Shah with BJP leaders.

One of the pictures shows J&K BJP president Ravinder Raina purportedly presenting him with a bouquet and a letter issued by party leader Sheikh Bashir on May 9, assigning him the responsibility of new IT and social media incharge of Minority Morcha (Jammu province). 

(With inputs from PTI)

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