LeT militant held for beheading Congress leader

May 21st, 2011 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS  

Jammu, May 21 (IANS) A Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist has been arrested for the murder of Congress leader Abdul Gani Rather last week, police said Saturday.

Abdul Jabbar was arrested Friday after a joint operation by the police and army in Kota area of Kishtwar district, a police officer told IANS.

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.

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