A Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist who attacked the family of a fruit dealer in north Kashmir to scare others from resuming their company was murdered, a leading official of Jammu and Kashmir has stated. A Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist who attacked the family of a fruit dealer in north Kashmir to scare others from resuming their company was murdered, a leading official of Jammu and Kashmir has stated.
Lashkar’s Asif Maqbool Bhat is reported to have led the assault on the house of a fruit dealer in Sopore, the area’s chief fruit-growing area, for carrying on with his company despite widespread protest boycotts.
The dealer’s son, granddaughter Asma Jan and another relative were hurt in the attack. National Security Adviser Ajit Doval had intervened in this case and ordered that Asma Jan, who had been critical, be airlifted into the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in national capital Delhi.
Security forces could track down Asif Maqbool Bhat following the arrest of eight overground workers related to the terror group.
Jammu and Kashmir police tweeted that Asif Maqbool Bhat was also responsible for shooting migrant labourer Shafi Alam in Sopore.
He said Asif Maqbool Bhat was very active over the previous one month following the Centre scrapped special status for the nation. “He’d used over ground workers to publish posters threatening civilians not to open stores and not to resume their daily activities,” the police chief said.
The assault on the fruit dealer also was part of the terror campaign. Police have described the motion of fruits as a indication of normalcy returning to the country.