LeT militant held for beheading Congress leader

Last Updated: Saturday, May 21, 2011 - 11:48

Jammu: A Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorist has been arrested for the murder of Congress leader Abdul Gani Rather last week, police said on Saturday.

Abdul Jabbar was arrested on Friday after a joint operation by the police and Army in Kota area of Kishtwar district, a police officer said.

The Congress leader was kidnapped and beheaded by Lashkar terrorists on the night of May 16. His body was found dumped in a nearby forest, the police officer said.

The police were tipped off about Jabbar`s whereabouts by some locals who were outraged at LeT`s atrocities against civilians.

IANS



First Published: Saturday, May 21, 2011 - 11:48

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