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LeT militant carrying Rs 5-lakh reward arrested in Doda

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Jammu, Jul 24: A Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant carrying a reward of Rs 5 lakh was arrested in a joint operation in the forest area of Jammu and Kashmir's 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 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.

Gujrar, who hails from Pathna Keshwan in Kishtwar, was earlier injured in an encounter with security forces in Sarawan forest and was in hiding since then, he said.

A picture of the LeT militant holding an AK assault rifle went viral on social media in October last year.

This is the security forces' first major success in Kishtwar, which was proclaimed terrorist-free a decade ago but was rattled by the killing of BJP state secretary Anil Parihar and his brother Ajeet Parihar on November 1 last year.

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