Srinagar: Angry residents of a locality in Sopore town of Kashmir on Saturday torched the house of an alleged overground worker (OGW) of Lashkar-e-Toiba after he had made an unsuccessful attempt to kidnap a girl.
Imran Ahmad Dar alias Imran Jabroo, a resident of Nowpora locality in Sopore, was arrested Friday following a complaint by local residents that he had tried to kidnap a girl on gunpoint, a police officer said.
Police arrested Dar on Friday night and also recovered a AK-47 rifle from his possession, allegedly used in the abortive bid of kidnapping, the officer said.
On Saturday morning, an angry mob torched Dar’s house and two cars parked inside his residential compound.
This is perhaps the first time since the outbreak of militancy in Jammu and Kashmir that people have burned down the house of a militant or anyone working for them as OGW.
Meanwhile, a police spokesman said a joint team of security forces rushed to the house of Ghulam Mohiuddin War where Dar and his accomplices had gone “with the intention of committing an offence”.
“The house owner had already overpowered one of the persons—Mudasir Ahmad. On his disclosure, the joint party rushed to the house of Imran Ahmad Dar and apprehended him along with an AK-47 and other ammunition,” the spokesman said.
However, two other accomplices managed to escape taking advantage of the darkness and are still absconding, the spokesman said, adding a search is going on for them.
Police have registered a case, he said.
“…Dar was earlier arrested along with one Pakistani (militant) Fahadullah of LeT and was released on bail recently,” he added.—PTI