January 2003 News

Top LeT Militant Surrenders In Poonch

1 January 2003
The Times of India

Poonch: A top self-styled area commander of banned pro-Pakistani Lashker-e-Taiba on Wednesday surrendered before security forces in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, official sources said on Wednesday. After holding negotiations with security forces through his relatives, one LeT commander, Mustaq Ahmed on Wednesday laid down arms before security forces in order to join the national mainstream, the sources said here. Mustaq, who was active in Pak-sponsored militancy for last five years, was the most wanted militant in the Poonch-Rajouri belt, they said. He had let loose reign of terror in the entire belt by resorting to attacks on civilians and security forces during the period, the sources said. The ultra surrendered along with one rifle, 120 rounds, two grenades, four magazines and a radio set, the sources added.


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