Abu Dujana refused to surrender: Indian Army commander

  • Abu Dujana refused to surrender: Indian Army commander

Abu Dujana refused to surrender: Indian Army commander

Pulwama encounter: LeT's top leader Abu Dujana has been killed by security forces on Tuesday.

And all the while, as dawn slowly turned to dusk and night fell over the Kashmir Valley, the Hollywood blockbuster "Zero Dark Thirty", it is learnt, played in the minds of security officials.

Dujana, who had infiltrated into Kashmir in 2010 and had been named by police as the mastermind in several militant attacks across the state, according to police sources, had gone to meet his newly Wednesday wife during the night and had followed a pattern tracked by police during his previous visits.

In a nine-minute telephonic conversation with a security forces officer, he said, "Aaj bhi marna hai, kal bhi marna hai (one has to die either today or tomorrow)". "The company commander then spoke to Dujana over the phone and asked him to surrender himself".

Kashmir told reporters on Tuesday that Pakistan high commission has been approached to claim the body of Dujana, who belonged to Gilgit-Baltistan area in Pakistan administered part of Jammu and Kashmir. Recently, Dujana had slipped out of security forces ambush in Pulwama district of South Kashmir after a brief encounter.

Two houses in the village were destroyed in the gunfight. However, when they responded with firing, the forces, in a bid to flush out the terrorists with minimum collateral damage, blew up the house.

Three protesters were admitted to hospitals with bullet injuries and several others sustained pellet injuries in the clashes.

According to reports, 24-year-old Ismail infiltrated into India about two years ago and has been operating in South Kashmir. Train services between Bannihal town in Jammu region and Baramulla in the Kashmir Valley were also suspended.

This was done after Pakistan refused to accept Dujana's body.

Ismail had carried out the July 10 attack on an Amarnath Yatra bus in Anantnag district which killed eight pilgrims.

The IGP Kashmir termed Dujana's killing as a major jolt to Lashkar and big achievement for security forces.

"They are with us and they are singing". The case has been cracked.

A senior officer said that Dujana, one of the few Pakistani terrorists in the Valley active for long, was very popular among locals in south Kashmir and received substantial support from them while escaping or information on troops' movements.