Cordon and search on in Banderpora village to find him
Anantnag: Lashkar-e-Toiba commander Abu Dujana was believed to have escaped another attempt by government forces to kill him, this time in Banderpora area of Pulwama district, on Wednesday.
As per police sources, Dujana and one of his associates were travelling in a private car when policemen dressed in plainclothes started following them. “There were specific inputs regarding his movement in a vehicle. Our men followed the vehicle till Banderpora village,” a highly placed police source told Kashmir Reader.
At Banderpora, Dujana or his associate fired at the tyres of the Bolero vehicle on their trail, catching the plain-clothed cops off guard.
The policemen following him also opened fire but by then Dujana had escaped from their line of sight.
“He managed to sneak into Banderpora village,” the police source said.
The elusive militant commander has a knack of breaking cordons and escaping. He has managed to give the slip to government forces more than half a dozen times.
In the past few months Dujana’s name has been rarely spoken by the security agencies. After today’s escape it is being believed that he may have moved out of Pulwama to some other location.
A few days ago, a picture claimed to be of Dujana did rounds on the social networking application, WhatsApp.
Pulwama Superintendent of Police, Chaudhry Muhammad Aslam, told Kashmir Reader that Banderpora village has been cordoned off and searches are being carried out.
“It is a large village and we are trying not to leave an escape route for the militants,” Aslam said.
Following the gunshots in the area, the government forces had to face minor stone-pelting from the villagers.