Alleged LeT operative’s residence torched by angry people in Sopore

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Angry people torched the residential house of an alleged LeT OGW, Saturday after he tried to kidnap a girl from his native village in Sopore. Police have arrested the accused and recovered one AK 47 rifle from his possession.

Hundreds of angry people of Nowpora village in Sopore area early today set ablaze the residential house of Imran Ahmad Jabroo son of Sanna ullah jabroo, after he allegedly tried to kidnap a girl on gunpoint during the night.

SP Sopore, Abdul Qayoom told Kashmir Life that Jabroo tried to kidnap a girl of Nowpora after barging into her house.  “Our party reached the spot, pacified the situation and later arrested Jabroo,” SP said, adding, “An AK47 rifle was also recovered from Jabroo.” SP Sopore also said that Jabroo is working for militant outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT).

According to sources, Jabroo was arrested twice in 2013 first in a criminal case and later on militancy charges. They, however, added that Jabroo was soon released without admitting any case against him. The locals alleged, “Jabroo has some invisible strong backing which saves him from being charged and booked.”

SP Sopore while talking to Kashmir Life confirmed that Jabroo spent some time behind bars in 2013.

Meanwhile, after the news about the Jabroo’s act spread in the area, the angry people set ablaze Jabroo’s residential house and damaged more than two vehicles parked in the courtyard of the house. Sources said the vehicles belonged to Jabroo family.

After the incident, sources said that police deployed a large contingent of its men to “maintain law and order”.

Police sources said that investigation in the case has been started and many more arrests are expected as Jabroo had barged into a residential house to kidnap a girl along with some of his associates.

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