2 armed LeT terrorists apprehended by J&K villagers, turned over to police

5 July, 2022 | Riya Girdhar

Jammu & Kashmir National

Lt Governor Manoj Sinha and Director General of Police Dilbag Singh praised the villagers' bravery and promised monetary prizes.

Two highly armed Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists, including the mastermind of recent IED explosions in Rajouri, were overwhelmed by villagers and given over to police in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district on Sunday, a senior police officer said.

Lt Governor Manoj Sinha and Director General of Police Dilbag Singh praised the villagers’ bravery and promised monetary prizes.

However, a political brawl developed between the BJP and the Congress after one of the detained terrorists, Talib Hussain Shah, was shown to be an active member of the saffron party and had recently been appointed as its IT and social media cell in charge of the minority morcha in Jammu region.

Some photos circulated on social media purporting to show Shah with BJP leaders.

One of the photos shows J&K BJP president Ravinder Raina allegedly gifting him with a bouquet and a letter issued by party leader Sheikh Bashir on May 9 appointing him as Minority Morcha’s new IT and social media incharge (Jammu province).

The terrorists were apprehended by residents of Tuksan Dhok village. According to officials, LeT leader Shah is a Rajouri district resident and was the mastermind behind the recent IED blasts in the district.

When confronted by Muslim villagers, Shah and his Kashmiri companion Faisal Ahmad Dar from Pulwama were in possession of two AK assault rifles, seven grenades, a pistol, and a large amount of ammunition. They were disarmed before being given over to authorities. The locals had roped them up.