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3 JeM Terrorists Arrested In A Joint Operation By J&K-Punjab Police

Written By Jay Pandya | Mumbai | Published:


  • 3 JeM terrorists arrested by Jammu & Kashmir and Punjab police in Lakhanpur
  • Large quantities of arms, ammunition and explosives have been recovered from these terrorists
  • The terrorists were on route to Jammu from Amritsar

On Thursday, three Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorists have been arrested by the Jammu & Kashmir and Punjab Police from Lakhanpur. Large quantities of arms, ammunition, and explosives were also recovered during the arrest.

Huge development in terror crackdown

The terrorists were believed to be travelling to Jammu from Amritsar. The arrest is seen as a huge development in terror crackdown as a major terror attack has been averted. Ever since the Indian Government abrogated Article 370 of the Constitution, there have been attempts by the neighbouring country and terror outfits to promote terror activities in the state of Jammu & Kashmir.

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Top-ranked LeT terrorist killed 

On September 11, Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbagh Singh confirmed the death of a top-ranking Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist, Aasif Maqbool Bhat from Sopore district. He stated that the news gave a 'sigh of relief' to the area. Asif was responsible for spreading terror through threatening posters and a recent shootout and injuries to three family members of a fruit trader, including a little girl. The Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist was also responsible for the murder of a migrant labourer in Sopore.

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Dilbagh Singh had said that one more militant had been killed. High Ranking LeT member Aasif Maqbool Bhat had created a lot of terror in the area of Sopore over the last month, he was very active. Maqbool Bhat was responsible for printing incendiary posters threatening people to not trade, open shops, or go about any other day-to-day activities.

Dilbagh Singh said that police had kept an eye on the militants and their activities. 8 others were apprehended by Sopore Police along with the computers and other instruments for printing those threatening letters. Along with two other militants, three of them had created terror in the village.

READ | Top LeT terrorist who killed civilians in Kashmir neutralised

PM Modi’s message against Pak-backed terror

PM Narendra Modi addressed a rally in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura giving a stern message against terror that is 'nourishing in Pakistan.' Taking a stand against terror, he called on the global community to do the same. PM Modi said, "Today terrorism has become an ideology which has reached beyond various borders. It is a global problem. It has become a global threat. The roots of terrorism continue to nourish in our neighbouring country."

READ | PM Modi takes on Pak over terrorism, says 'need to fight ideology'