Villagers get no credit for catching terrorist alive, says Omar

Last Updated 05 August 2015, 20:57 IST

Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah on Wednesday was disappointed that the brave villagers of Chirdi were denied the credit for catching a Pakistani terrorist involved in the highway attack on BSF troopers.

Very unfortunate that credit is not going where it is due — to the three unarmed villagers who captured him,” Omar wrote on his Twitter handle.

While recommending the villagers be awarded for their bravery, he said the credit for catching the terrorist should go to them.

“Very brave of the unarmed civilians to wrestle and disarm an armed terrorist. They should be suitably rewarded for this bravery,” he said in another tweet.

Earlier, he tweeted that the attack on this stretch of the National Highway after a very long time was a worrying development as the area was considered to be militant free.

Two Pakistani militants ambushed a Border Security Force convoy on the Jammu-Srinagar highway in Udhampur district, killing two troopers and injuring 11 others. The attack happened around 7.30 am at Narsu Nallah, 65 km from Jammu.

One militant was shot dead in the encounter while the other escaped towards the village.

The police claimed that they arrested the lone militant who had entered a house in Chirdi village of Udhampur district after the deadly attack on the Jammu-Srinagar highway.

Meanwhile Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed expressed grief over the killing of two soldiers in the attack and expressed his heart-felt sympathies to the bereaved families.

The Deputy CM Nirmal Singh said that these types of incidents would be dealt with sternly and the forces responsible would be given a befitting reply.

(Published 05 August 2015, 20:57 IST)

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