x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   President Trump to visit Rajghat, hold talks with PM Modi on trade, defence deals on Day 2 | Government fresh drive against illegal encroachments to emerge as its litmus test | Influential grabber prized forest land, 227 structures constructed illegally | GRS, supporting staff who decamped with public money went into hibernation | PoK’s liberation will end terrorism in subcontinent | Now Pakistani forces target civilian properties in Jammu frontiers | JK Govt orders probe into lapses in Tawi lake project, sets up panel | Kashmiri Pandits to take out peace march in Srinagar on Friday | Govt issues guidelines for allotment of accommodation | ICDS Project Tangdar appoints two persons as Safai Karamchari | Inter-district Pir Panjal Football league concludes | Natraj Natya Kunj staged Dogri play ‘Pachaas Saal Baad’ | 12th National Tribal Youth exchange programme 2020 concludes | Prayers only can help Kashmir centric leaders | J&K SSB delaying JA migrant’s recruitment | BJP LOOSING THE PLOT IN J&K | Refugees from Pakistan speak of inhumane persecution of minorities in the country | Need of Agro-Processing for Doubling the Farmers Income | Kishtwar police held bootlegger, 150 bottles of liquor seized | Ramnagar unit of Senior Citizens Club constituted | Physical verification of projects underway in Rajouri | Another spell of snow, rain predicted in Kashmir from Friday | J&K to get benefit of all central laws: VC NC OBC | No trace of missing student buried under avalanche | DDC Ramban inaugurates Mobile Soil Testing Laboratory | Samba DDC reviews implementation of PMEGP | GRP conducts mock drill | Development works worth Rs 13.5 lakh initiated in Pyt Gho Brahmana | ADDC Ramban inspects various RDD works | Abhay takes over as Chairman, Managing Director NHPC | KAS Officers' Association, ex-MLA, delegation of residents of Rajouri call on Lt Governor | NGO Jiyo Aur Jeene Do demands probe into CAPD scam | Government working on return of migrant Kashmiri pandits to Valley: Koul | National Tribal Youth Exchange Programme concludes | JU VC felicitates Hardeep Bali, IGNOU Gold medalist | Sports Festival 2020 organized by PG College Rajouri commenced | JU VC flags off cultural rally | Chairman Mother helpage chief visits Sunrise school | Mayor reviews development works | Ramban police conducts PCPG meeting at Ind Gool | Employees demand revocation of SRO-202 | SMVDU organizes National Congress on Matra Bhasha Diwas | Workshop on PFMS by Childline India Foundation concludes | JKOA felicitates Narinder Dhruv Batra | Back to Village prog proves damp squib for Kotli Kalaban village of Rajouri | SC collegium recommends appointment of 3 judicial officers as Judges of J&K HC | Schools re-open in Kashmir, students happy to return to classrooms | HC stays promotion of 49 SIs | Jammu Police’s Special Drive: 1000+ violators’ challaned, 200 vehicles seized | Power shut down | Govt Hospital Jagti sans facilities | BSNL can start broadband services if it installs firewall to stop social media: IGP | Snow clearance operation continues on Sgr-Leh highway, Kashmir road through | Army Chief To Visit J&K To Review Security | Pakistan Violates Ceasefire Again | Implement ALBR, CRS of newborns till June, 2020: Atal Dulloo | JKNPP demands probe into transportation of Belicharana farm cows to Manipur | HC dismisses petition of Dy Secy seeking quashment of DA case | Lawyer found murdered inside his house | Pakistan violates airspace along IB in R S Pura | NABARD sanctions Rs 400.64 Cr for infra boost in J&K | Jammu NGO wins ‘Kala Nidhi’ award in international mela | SSP Kishtwar inaugurates T-20 Cricket C'ship | Open football tournament begins | State Taxes Enforcement intensifies drive against evasion of GST | JMC launches drive against unauthorized advertisements | Div Com reviews Jammu city traffic management, progress on Nashri to Banihal stretch of NH | JKOA felicitates Narinder Dhruv Batra | GGM Science College, SPMR Commerce college enter in final | Inter-College sports festival inaugurated at sports stadium Poonch | Karnataka thrashes J&K by 167 runs, qualifies for semifinals | Back Issues  
 
news details
Top LeT militant who attacked Sopore apple trader shot dead
9/11/2019 10:18:13 PM
Early Times Report
Srinagar, Sept 11: IIn a major operation, Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday gunned down a top Lashkar-e-Taiba militant who was responsible for attacking a leading apple trader's family in which a girl child had also been injured. Some policemen were also injured in the exchange of fire but are said to be out of danger.
Asif Maqbool Bhat was killed in a brief shootout with the police and security forces in Sopore around 9 a.m.
"When we intercepted Bhat today (Wednesday), he attacked us. He threw a grenade at us. A few police personnel were injured but they are out of danger. In the ensuing encounter, the militant was neutralised," stated a top police official in a press briefing.
He said Bhat had attacked the family of Haji Hamidullah Rather, a prominent fruit grower of Sopore and a resident of Dangerpora area, on September 8.
"The militant fired at the family members of Rather, injuring four of them including a girl aged between four and seven years. The girl is admitted here in a hospital. Other members of the family were also evacuated from that place." The girl was Rather's daughter Asma.
Bhat, and his associates, had also shot and injured a migrant labourer, identified as Shafi Alam, the same day, the he added.
"The injured boy has been brought to a Srinagar hospital. I am told that his condition is fine and he is likely to be discharge any moment."
Bhat was also responsible for making use of over ground workers (OGWs) to print and publish posters threatening people to stay away from the fruit business, not to open shops and refrain from normal day-to-day activities, he said.
"We were watching those activities. We were after these people who are involved in this. Eight people who are indulging in this kind of activities were apprehended by Sopore police along with the computers and other equipment they were using for printing those threatening letters and pasting them at various locations."
"They were roaming around in villages, going to the people and threatening them, telling them not to go for daily chores… So we were tracking him."
On a specific input, police, along with other security forces, laid some "nakas" (checkpoints) close to Sopore town, he said, adding Bhat was challenged to stop when he came.
"Bhat, however, did not stop and threw a grenade on our party in which couple of our police personnel were injured but they are out of danger. He was later neutralised in the encounter.
"With the killing of of Bhat, I believe that the area will heave a sigh of relief. The terror which he was creating there would be taken care of to some extent. We also know his other two associates and we are after them. We will see it in the near future. We will take care of them," he said.
The elimination of the top LeT member comes two days after the police, along with the army and other security forces including the Central Reserve Police Force, busted a terror module of the LeT in the Sopore area with the arrest of eight militants.
Sopore's Senior Superintendent of Police Javaid Iqbal said the men had hatched a conspiracy to print posters threatening locals from venturing out of their homes, either for trade, travel, schools or office. They used to distribute these posters in local villages.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
 
 
 
Early Times Android App
STOCK UPDATE
  
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
 
CRICKET UPDATE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
 
 
J&K RELATED WEBSITES
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
JKTDC
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
UTILITY
Train Enquiry
IRCTC
Matavaishnodevi
BSNL
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
PUBLIC INTEREST
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
JK CAMPA
JK GAD
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
EDUCATION
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
JKBOSE
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center
SMVDU