LeT militant arrested in Doda: Police

A Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militant carrying a reward of Rs 5 lakh was arrested in a joint operation in the forest area of Doda district on Wednesday, police said.

Jamal-ud-din Gujjar, alias Abu Bakar, was arrested from Phagsoo forest in Thathri area in a joint operation of the police and the 26 Rashtriya Rifles following reliable information on the movement of militants, an official spokesman said.

An AK-47 rifle and a magazine were recovered from Gujjar, who was operating in Kishtwar for the last one year, he said. Gujjar’s arrest is a major breakthrough in view of the recent targeted killings in the district, the official said.