A Pakistani terrorist who was caught by the army last month in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district during an infiltration bid died during treatment on Saturday, news agency ANI quoted army officials as saying.
Tabarak Hussain, who said he was sent on a suicide mission to India, was captured on August 21 when he tried to infiltrate into India and attack an army post. He suffered bullet injuries in leg and shoulders.
“Tabarak Hussain, fidayeen suicide attacker from PoK, who was captured by Army on Aug 21 at LOC in Naushera, Rajouri while trying to infiltrate LoC, died due to cardiac arrest today. He was being treated at Army Hospital in Rajouri & had bullet injuries in leg and shoulder,“ new agency ANI quoted army officials as saying.
Meanwhile, there has been a significant improvement in the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) due a series of successful anti-terrorism operations and a sharp decline in infiltration from Pakistan.
A joint strategy is being followed by security agencies leading to success in maintaining peace.
The efforts of security agencies have borne fruit with districts like Kupwara in north Kashmir bordering the LoC now becoming militancy-free.
J&K Director General of Police (DGP), Dilbag Singh on Friday said that in recent times some infiltration attempts were made, however, majority of them were foiled strongly.
He added that a couple of times some infiltrators managed to sneak to this part for which strategies have been made to track them down.
The DGP said that there is a strong security grid on the LoC because of which the infiltration has come down.
"The border grid is strong and discussions were held about making it stronger," he added.
He further said, "drug trafficking has increased as Pakistan is continuously sending drugs at a large scale to drag youth into the menace. It is also being used to generate funds for terror activities. "
The DGP appealed to religious leaders to sensitise the people, particularly the youth about the conspiracy and magnitude of the problem and added that we must fight it collectively.
"I want to request the elders and the religious leaders to make people aware about narcotics smuggling and help stop it," the DGP said.