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Jammu and Kashmir terrorists prepare hit lists to threaten civilians, government employees and security personnel

Jammu and Kashmir terrorists prepare hit lists to threaten civilians, government employees and security personnel

 Affected Countries: india; pakistan;

On August 29 and September 2, terrorist leaders acting under instruction from across the border, conspired with some of their overground associates and prepared hit lists in a bid to threaten civilians, govt employees and security personnel against serving the public, Jammu and Kashmir police said on Thursday.

“Terrorist leaders acting under instruction from across conspired with some of their overground associates and other anti-social elements and prepared hit lists containing names and details of civilians, activists, political workers and security personnel,” the news agency ANI quoted Police as saying.

According to the police, the hit lists were uploaded and circulated with help of cyber OGWs, apparently with 2 motives – use it as a direction to other terrorists operating elsewhere and their associates to target these people and to terrorise civilians, govt employees and security personnel from serving the public.

“Separately but connectedly a fake image depicting a young boy joining the militant ranks too was created and uploaded to spread negativity and also harm the boy variously,” the police said.

An FIR has been registered and a full-fledged criminal investigation has been initiated. Efforts are on to identify original offenders who created the content and others who are allowing their connections and accounts to maintain communication systems of the terrorist networks,” they added.

On Wednesday, the Jammu and Kashmir had arrested four overground workers of the Lashkar-e-Taiba from Budgam district, officials had said. As per the police records, the four were involved in providing shelter, logistics and other support to the active terrorists operating in the area.

“Police, along with 53 Rashtriya Rifles, have arrested four terrorist associates in Pethkoot area of Beerwah in Budgam district. They were linked to proscribed terror outfit LeT,” the officials said.

The arrested persons have been identified as Shakil Ahmad Wani, Showkat Ahmad, Aqib Maqbool Khan and Ajaz Ahmad Dar, the officials said. Adding that “Incriminating materials and ammunition, including 24 rounds of AK-47, five detonators were recovered from their possession.”

Source: Times Now News

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