Lashkar Terrorist Caught In Jammu Was BJP’s IT Cell Chief
Lashkar Terrorist Caught: A wanted Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist who was caught today in Jammu and Kashmir was an active member of BJP.
He was also the social media in-charge of the party’s Minority Morcha in Jammu. Talib Hussain Shah and his accomplice were caught by villagers in Reasi area of Jammu this morning.
Two AK rifles, several grenades and other arms and ammunition have been recovered from them.
Eventually he was handed over to the police.
The BJP blamed the system of online membership which is allowing people to join the party without any background checks.
Party spokesperson RS Pathania said, “A new issue has emerged from this arrest. ”I would say this is a new model – entering the BJP, gaining access, doing recce…
There was also a conspiracy to kill the top leadership which was busted by the police,” he said.
“Across the border, there are people who want to spread terror. Now anyone can become a member of BJP online.
I would say it is a drawback as there is no system to check criminal records or antecedents of those people. Membership taking it online,” he said.
On 9 May, the BJP appointed Shah in charge of the party’s IT and social media in Jammu province.
“Shri Talib Hussain Shah, Draj Kotranka, Budhan, District Rajouri, will be the new IT and Social Media in-charge BJP Minority Mocha Jammu Province with immediate effect,” said an order issued by the BJP Minority Front Jammu and Kashmir.
There are several photographs of Shah with senior BJP leaders including Jammu and Kashmir President Ravindra Raina.
The Lieutenant Governor and the Jammu and Kashmir Police Chief has announced a cash reward for the villagers of Reasi and appreciated their bravery.
“Salute to the courage of villagers of Taksan in Reasi district.
Two Lashkar terrorists caught by villagers with weapons; 2AK #rifles, 7 # grenades and a pistol. DGP announces ₹ 2 lakh reward for # villagers tweeted. Mukesh Singh, Additional Director General of Police Jammu.
“I salute the bravery of the villagers of Tucson Dhok, Reasi, who nabbed two most wanted terrorists.
Such determination of the common man shows that the end of terrorism is not far away.
The UT government has given 5 lakhs to the villagers for the heroic act.
Has decided to give cash reward. Terrorists and terrorism” tweeted Lt Governor Manoj Sinha.
According to police, Shah was on their radar for over a month after his involvement in two blasts and killing of a civilian in Rajouri district was suspected.
“He has been on our radar for over a month and a half. We suspected his involvement in a sticky bomb attack in Kotaranka and his involvement in the murder of a civilian.
He used the same weapon for the murder which was recovered today. It was,” Mr Singh told Media.