Pulwama (Jammu and Kashmir) [India]: The schools and colleges In Kashmir Valley were shut and Internet services were also blocked on Tuesday following the killing of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief commander Abu Dujana.
The steps have been taken as precautionary measures to contain the possible law and order situation.
In a major breakthrough, LeT chief commander Abu Dujana of Pakistan along with his accomplice were killed in an encounter with security forces at Hakripora village in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday morning.
Earlier, J Sandhu, General officer Commanding (GoC) 15 corps Lt. Gen J.S. Sandhu said Abu Dujana was a category A++ LeT terrorist.
“He was not really involved in many attacks, he was just having fun. Basically, he was just a nuisance,” he added.
IG, Kashmir, Munir Khan, said the quantum of fire from the terrorists’ side was very heavy.
“Quantum of fire from terrorists’ side was very heavy. Terrorists Abu Dujana and Arif were killed. There has been one civilian casualty,” he said.
The security personnel who killed Dujana came under heavy stone pelting from locals after various news channels reported that Dujana had been eliminated in the encounter.
Khan also said operations against terrorists will continue.
“Stone pelting or no pelting, disruptions or no disruptions, our operations will continue. In spite of our warnings and requests, people on behest of terrorists tend to come in between encounter, and that is how they get injured or killed,” he added.
Dujana was one of the most wanted terrorists and carried over Rs. 15 lakh bounty on his head.
On July 19, Dujana and two of his associates gave the slip to security forces in Pulwama district.
According to media reports, the trio exchanged fire with the armed forces and managed to flee from the spot.
The Indian Army in July released a list of 12 most-wanted terrorists operating in the Kashmir Valley and Dujana was among them. (ANI)