LeT's Kashmir chief was a nuisance for local public too: officials
August 01, 2017  23:30
Lashkar-e-Tayiba terrorist Abu Dujana, a Pakistani who was killed in an encounter with security forces today in Jammu and Kashmir, was not just involved in many attacks but would also harass the local public, a senior Army official claimed.
Dujana's killing has affected the outfit and more terrorists would be hunted soon, he added. A senior police official also said that Dujana had become an eyesore for everyone and he would even harass girls.
"Dujana was not involved in too many operations, he was more of a nuisance. He was more involved in coercion and not many in terms of terrorist acts. So, he was only enjoying himself here. That is the way I look at it," Lt Gen J S Sandhu, corps commander of the Srinagar-based Chinar Corps, told reporters at Awantipora in Pulwama district.
But the leadership of the LeT has been affected and we, of course, will keep hunting for other terrorist in this area, he added.
Our aim is clearing them out as soon as possible, Sandhu said, flanked by Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir, Munir Khan.
Lt Gen Sandhu said the security forces received the information about the presence of two terrorists in Hakripora area of Pulwama in the early hours today.
By about 4 AM, the police as well as the Army had established the cordon around about 10-12 houses which was the reported area. Subsequently, we closed in and on speaking to the house owner learnt that the terrorists were not allowing the family to come out.
After a couple of hours, after talking to them, the members of the family came out, after which we launched the operations.
It started around early hours of the morning, around 8 (AM) or so and within a couple of hours, the two terrorists were killed, he said.

IMAGE: Villagers near the house which was destroyed during a gunbattle between security forces and militants in Hakhri Pora in Pulwama District on Tuesday. Photograph: S Irfan/ PTI Photo
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