Jailed Pakistani Militant Killed During ‘Rifle Snatching Bid’

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Jammu- A jailed Pakistani militant was killed when he snatched a rifle and opened fire upon police during a weapon recovery operation in the Arnia sector of the International Border in Jammu.

A senior police official told a local news agency KNO that during investigation of a case, it came to fore that a militant from Pakistan, who was presently in jail in Jammu, was involved in some militancy networks after which a weapon recovery operation was launched in Arnia sector.

He said that during the operation, a police constable and the Pakistani militant identified as Mohd Ali Hussain alias Qasim alias Jehangir was injured in the firing incident.

He said that the duo was shifted to a hospital for treatment, however, the injured militant succumbed to his injuries.

Meanwhile, police a statement said that an accused of Jammu had made revelations that a Pakistani prisoner Mohd Ali Hussain has been instrumental in drone droppings and is the main operative of LeT and Al Badr.

The statement reads that he was produced before court on production from jail and subsequently police remand was taken.

It reads that during sustained questioning the accused admitted his role in the Arnia weapon drop case and also disclosed two locations where the arms and ammunition dropped by drone had been concealed.

“In order to recover the weapons, a police team along with concerned magistrate went to the spot one after another. Though no recovery was made at the first place but at the second place namely Toph village, a packet of arms, ammunitions and explosives were recovered,” it added.

It reads that when the packet was being opened, the accused attacked one of the police officials and snatched his service rifle and fired at the police party, while making an attempt to flee from the spot.

“In retaliation the accused got injured and was shifted to GMC Jammu along with the injured police official. The injured militant later succumbed to his injuries, while the dropped packet is being scrutinised with the help of bomb disposal squad,” it reads. (KNO)

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