New Delhi, Dec 8: The security agencies almost had their man. Abu Dujana, the dreaded Lashkar-e-Tayiba chief in Kashmir had been cornered on Wednesday. He however managed to give the security agencies the slip. This slip was a costly one considering Dujana's track record which suggests that he is an expert at masterminding terror attacks.
Dujana was inducted into the Lashkar-e-Tayiba and made its chief with a specific purpose of wrecking havoc in the Valley. From masterminding the Udhampur attack to organising a hit on 8 CRPF personnel at Pampore, Dujana ensured that an already troubled Jammu and Kashmir remained on the boil.
Abu Dujana is known for his brazen style of functioning. This is the second time that he has managed to give the slip. At the funeral of terrorist held at Pulwama in May 2016, Dujana out there in the open giving the people a sermon. He had called upon the locals to take the fight to the Indian army. Lift up your guns and fight against the Indian army, he said before a crowd. Before the agencies could realise how big this man was in the Lashkar-e-Tayiba he managed to give them the slip.
A costly slip:
Dujana has been involved in two major attacks in the past year. He masterminded the Udhampur and Pampore attacks in which 8 CRPF personnel were killed. An Intelligence Bureau dossier on the 26 year old clearly suggests that he is a menace, armed and dangerous.
The dossier further goes on to state that he joined the Lashkar-e-Tayiba when he was 17. His rise in the outfit has been meteoric. A resident of Gilgit-Baltistan, he operates out of the Pulwama region in South Kashmir. His planing and style of execution had impressed his bosses who appointed him as a deputy to Abu Qasim.
Following the death of Abu Qasim, Dujana became the obvious choice to lead the outfit in Kashmir. His main target is the Indian army. All his attacks are directed against the armed forces in Kashmir as he believes that it is the armed forces which is coming in the way of their so-called Kashmir struggle. His name featured in several attacks which also include the ones at Pampore and Udhampur.
In fact he was the one who had planned the Udhampur attack in which two BSF personnel had died. When Mohammad Naved one of the terrorists was caught alive, he confirmed to the police that the attack was masterminded by Dujana and Qasim.
The investigations being conducted into the recent Pampore attack has also found that it was Dujana who had masterminded the attack. There is currently a reward of Rs 8 lakh on his head and a massive manhunt has been launched to track him down.