Tuesday, 17 May, 2022

Topic: LeT

How LeT’s Zia Mustafa was taken out of jail to track down militants in Poonch, but ended up dead

Zia Mustafa was arrested in 2003 for Nadimarg massacre. Police say he was killed in a crossfire while 'leading security forces to Pakistani terrorists hiding in forested areas of Poonch'.

Forces identify 6 LeT militants behind Kashmir minority killings, focus on busting terror network

Multiple agencies, including officers from Delhi, are involved in the operation and the idea is to unearth the entire network behind the terror module.

How a teen Pakistan ‘terrorist’ joined Lashkar, signed up for a mission in India

Ali Babar Patra was one of 6 terrorists trying to infiltrate into India on 18 September. While four ran back when spotted by Indian Army, one was killed in crossfire & Patra surrendered.

Security forces kill 3 LeT militants in encounter at J&K’s Baramulla

As per police records, the killed terrorists were part of groups involved in several terror crime cases, including attacks on security establishments and civilian atrocities.

BJP sarpanch, wife shot dead by LeT terrorists inside their house in J&K’s Anantnag

The incident took place in the afternoon when two LeT terrorists entered the rented accommodation of Ghulam Rasool Dar and shot him and wife Jawhara Begum at Lal Chowk area in Anantnag.

Youth killed in Kulgam encounter ‘worked with LeT’, cops say, family claims ‘he played cricket’

Police say 19-yr-old Zakir Bashir was 'actively working' for LeT and 'harboured militants'. His family alleges he was dragged out of his home and beaten to death by security personnel.

LeT, JeM behind dropping of weapons, narcotics, IEDs using drones in J&K: DGP Dilbag Singh

In the aftermath of the attack on IAF airbase in Jammu, DGP Dilbag Singh said counter-insurgency operations would be further speeded to wipe out terrorism and counter drone attacks.

Who is Tahawwur Rana, Headley’s ‘long-time friend’ accused of helping plot 26/11 Mumbai attack

Tahawwur Rana, currently in jail in US, will attend in-person extradition hearing in Los Angeles. The Pakistani-born Canadian is wanted in India for his role in 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.

NIA court sentences Pakistani LeT terrorist to 10 years jail for conspiring to attack India

Bahadur Ali, the Pakistani Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist, was arrested in 2016 and a large number of arms such as AK-47 rifle, ammunition, hand grenades, and fake Indian currency.

Govt bans 42 groups including LeT, JeM for involvement in terrorist activities

In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha Tuesday, Union Minister of State G Kishan Reddy said that terrorism in India has largely been sponsored from across the border.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi at the party's Nav Sankalp Chintan Shivir in Udaipur, on 15 May 2022 | Twitter/@ANI

Rahul Gandhi must clear his position on Congress leadership. Chintan Shivirs won’t help

If a 137-year-old party is still discussing its foundational ideas and core ideology, and can’t have everyone on board, the road ahead seems rocky.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.


Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.