NIA announces bounty of Rs 10 lakh for Lashkar’s Abu Qasim

Srinagar: India’s premier investigating agency, NIA has announced a cash reward of Rs10 lakh for any information leading to the arrest of the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) commander Abu Qasim, who is believed to be operating from south Kashmir.

Indian news agencies quoting NIA press release said that the investigative agency has also announced a cash reward of Rs 5 lakh for providing information that could lead to the arrest of another Lashkar militant Abu Okasha, involved in Udhampur attack that left two BSF troopers and one militant dead.

According to NIA, Okasha had infiltrated into Kashmir along with Naved and Noman. While Noman was killed in the gunfight, Naved, according to the statement was arrested from Udhampur.

“Abu Qasim had arranged the logistics to execute a Fidayeen attack on BSF personnel,” the statement reads.