8 militancy supporters held near LoC, terrorist’s body found in Reasi

Syllabus: Security challenges and their management in border areas – linkages of organized crime with terrorism.

Context

The body of a militant was recovered during a search operation in the Pir Panjal valley’s Reasi district on Friday. Meanwhile, eight alleged militant supporters were arrested and arms recovered from them near the Line of Control (LoC) in the Kashmir valley.

Story so far

  • During a search operation along with the police’s Special Operation Group and Village Defence Committee (VDC) members in the early morning hours, the body of a likely foreign terrorist was found in the jungle area. Warlike stores were recovered from the terrorist
  • The Army spokesperson said the body was of a terrorist who was injured but managed to escape during an operation in Rajouri on August 5.
  • Two Pakistani terrorists were trapped during the encounter at Gundha Khawas in Rajouri area.
  • The police suspect that the slain militant had been involved in many terror-crime cases in Rajouri-Poonch region, including the recent attack on special forces at Kesari Hill and the Dhangri terror incident.
  • In north Kashmir’s Kupwara, a huge cache of arms and ammunition was recovered during a search operation in the Machil sector of Kupwara

Conclution

In Baramulla, two terror modules were busted and eight “terrorist associates” were held on Friday, according to the police. The police said an arrested person, identified as Showkat Ali, revealed the names of his accomplices.

 

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