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Couple among 3 killed, militant with family surrenders in J

Written by: Staff

Srinagar, Apr 7 (UNI) A couple was among the three people killed while a militant along with his family from across the Line of Control (LoC) surrendered in Jammu and Kashmir since last evening, an official spokesman said today.

Unidentified gunmen entered the house of Ghulam Hassan at Parne Chingam in Doda district of Jammu region late last night and tried to abduct him, he added.

When his wife intervened, the gunmen opened fire, killing them on the spot.

The gunmen later fled from the scene, the spokesman said.

Police today recovered a beheaded body of Ghulam Nabi Deedad, a contractor by profession from village Kashiyar in south Kashmir's Pulwama district.

Security forces apprehended a militant, Mohammad Iqbal Lone, from Anderhama Drugmulla in the frontier district of Kupwara last evening and seized three RPG rounds, two pistol magazines, one hand grenade, 36 rounds and Rs 13,000 in Indian currency on his disclosure.

During sustained interrogation, he admitted of his involvement in running a fake currency racket in the area, the spokesman said.

Security forces unearthed a militant hideout established in a natural cave and seized one hand grenade, a two-kg IED, ten mt of cordex wire, ten mt of safety fuse wire, one small rocket, one timer device, 11 detonators, three remote control device circuits, one wireless set, a mobile phone and six packets of medicines, the spokesman said.

Official sources said Naseer Ahmed Juzvi, a resident of Sultandaki in Uri, had crossed over to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) in 1990 for arms training.

Juzvi married Naseema, a resident of Muzafarabad, during his stay in PoK, they added.

Last night, Juzvi, his wife and four children crossed the LoC at the Kaman Post and surrendered before the troops.

The soldiers handed over Juzvi and his family members to the Uri police station, the sources said.

Police have registered an FIR and started investigations.

Earlier, seven militants had reportedly crossed the LoC from Uri and surrendered before the authorities.

Several political leaders and groups have urged the government to offer general amnesty to the disgruntled youth who crossed over to PoK for arms training and were now willing to return and lead a normal life.


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