On Sunday, two heavily armed Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists were outmatched by villagers and handed over to authorities in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district, according to the J&K Police.
Talib Hussain, the Lashkar commander behind the recent IED blasts in the Reasi district, was apprehended by security services in Tucson after being overpowered by the villagers. The J&K Police had issued a reward for the LeT commander’s capture. In the village, another terrorist, Faizal Ahmed Dar, was apprehended.
“Two LeT terrorists were apprehended with weapons by villagers in Tucson, Reasi district.” The police recovered two AK-47 rifles, seven projectiles, and the pistol. “The DGP has announced a reward of Rs 2 lakh for villagers,” said Jammu’s additional director general of police (ADGP).
Manoj Sinha, the lieutenant governor of Jammu and Kashmir, praised the villagers for their bravery.
Naveed Shafi Wani, of Shar Shali Khrew in Pampore, and Faizan Rashid Teli, of Kadlabal in the same district, were identified as the two terrorists.
Incriminating material linked to LeT, as well as arms and ammunition, were recovered from their possession, including four Chinese pistols, six pistol newspapers, 11 pistol rounds, a grenade, 16 gelatin super power sticks, six meters of cortex wire, and eight detonators.