Militant surrenders in Jammu and Kashmir: army

July 12th, 2008 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS  

Jammu, July 12 (IANS) A militant, allegedly involved in the killing of four Border Roads Organisation (BRO) men last month, has reportedly surrendered before the Indian Army in Jammu and Kashmir, a defence spokesperson said Saturday. The militant, identified only by his first name Yaqub, laid down his weapons in Kishtwar district of Jammu division Friday evening, the spokesman said.

“The surrendered militant was wanted in connection with the killing of five BRO personnel in an ambush June 13,” the spokesman added.

However, the spokesman didn’t mention about the organisation the surrendered militant owes allegiance to.

Earlier, the police had arrested seven Harkatul Jehad-e-Islami militants allegedly responsible for the attack on the BRO personnel in a mountainous area when they were on their way to Sinthan pass, about 250 km northeast of Jammu, on a road inspection tour.

Commanding Officer of 118 Road Construction Company Lt. Col. Ajay Verma, his second-in-command S.P. Sharma and two soldiers of the 155 Territorial Army battalion were killed in the ambush.

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