Security forces averted a major terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir as they recovered at least 40 kg of explosives along with other items in Kathua region on Monday. The explosives were recovered in the Dewal area of Billawar tehsil in Kathua district. A few days back, security agencies had recovered a bag full of arms and ammunition from a truck, which were being transported to the Kashmir valley from Lakhanpur.
Meanwhile, The Jammu and Kashmir Police Monday claimed to have solved the murder cases of a senior BJP leader and an RSS functionary leader in Kishtwar region with four arrests — three alleged Hizbul Mujahideen militants and an overground worker.
BJP state secretary Anil Parihar was killed in 2018 and senior RSS functionary Chanderkant Sharma was murdered in April this year. Both the murders had triggered protests in Kishtwar.
The killings were part of a conspiracy to revive militancy in Kishtwar and were hatched by longest surviving Hizbul Mujahideen commander Jahangir Saroori in the area, IGP Jammu zone Mukesh Singh said.
The arrested militants are residents of Kishwar and have been identified as Nissar Ahmed Sheikh, Nishad Ahmed and Azad Hussain. The fourth person arrested, Rustom, was an overground worker who helped in the construction of hideout in the houses of Nissar and Nishad.