Jammu: Terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) is responsible for the killing of three Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) leaders in Kulgam, J&K, a senior police officer said on Friday.
PTI quoted the officer as saying that the trio was executed at Pakistan’s behest. A vehicle was seized by police officials.
On Thursday, BJP’s youth wing workers Fida Hussain, Umer Hajam and Umer Rashid Beigh were shot dead by unidentified terrorists in the YK Pora area of Kulgam district in south Kashmir.
The Resistance Front (TRF), a showdown group of LeT, claimed responsibility for the killings.
“Three militants came in a local car belonging to a local militant identified as Altaf. Fida (Hussain) was with his two colleagues in a car and the militants fired indiscriminately on them from close range. They received grave injuries and succumbed on way to the hospital,” IGP Vijay Kumar was quoted as saying.
The names of local LeT terrorists — local terrorist Nisar Khanday from Dooru and Abbas from Khudwani who was previously associated with HM (Hizbul Mujahideen) and is now with LeT and also claims to be from TRF — have cropped up.
“The involvement of these two is there, but there may be a FT (foreign terrorist) involved as well (in the attack),” Kumar added.