Top LeT Terrorist has been killed by security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Sopore on Wednesday. The J&K Police have identified the terrorist as Asif Maqbool Bhat of Pakistan based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).
Asif was responsible for a recent case where he tried to shoot family members of a fruit trader in J&K’s Sopore. He attacked the house and injured three people including a two-yr-old girl Asma Jan. According to police, he was also involved in shooting a migrant labourer Shafi Alam.
While the fruit trader family is out of danger, the young girl is in critical condition. National Security Adviser Ajit Doval also asked authorities to bring her into AIIMS, Delhi. However, the family had reportedly resisted the move.
Over the last month, the terrorist outfits, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Hizbul Mujahideen, and Jaish-e-Mohammed have been carrying such merciless attempts. They are trying to put pressure on civilians to not carry out their daily activities. LeT’s Asif was very active and created a lot of terror when Kashmir is under lockdown. He made use of workers to print posters threatening people not to open shops and bring normalcy.
Director-General of Jammu and Kashmir Police Dilbagh Singh blamed the Pakistani Army, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), for pushing terrorists into the Indian border.
He said, “They have been very active in the state. They have brought several terrorists along the Line of Control (LoC) and have been making attempts to push them across. Talking about Asif, he said, “He (Asif) was challenged to stop but he didn’t. He threw a grenade at our parties in which two of our police personnel were injured. They are out of danger.”
On 9th September, the police had also arrested 8 terrorists in south Kashmir. The terrorists were identified as Omar Mir, Aijaz Mir, Tawseef Najar, Imitiyaz Najar, Danish Habib, Omar Akbar, Faizan Latief and Showkat Ahmad Mir. They were accused of preparing the posters to threaten the civilians in the valley.
For now, Kashmir is under extreme security and forces are keeping a vigil on the border to prevent encounters in the valley.