Abu Dujana buried in total secrecy

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 03 Aug 2017 09:21:45


By Sumir Kaul,


Ensuring complete secrecy, police moved the body of Dujana from south Kashmir to north Kashmir and buried it somewhere

LASHKAR-e-Toiba’s Kashmir chief Abu Dujana was killed in predawn darkness on Tuesday and buried somewhere in north Kashmir in the dead of the night, senior security officials said on Wednesday, taking a cue from the operation against Osama bin Laden. Darkness ran like a recurring theme as security forces launched an operation in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district to hunt down the terrorist who had slipped away from their grasp more than 12 times.

And all the while, as dawn slowly turned to dusk and night fell over the Kashmir Valley, the Hollywood blockbuster ‘Zero Dark Thirty’, it is learnt, played in the minds of security officials.

The film, which chronicles the manhunt that felled Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan, in May 2011 is what gave security officials the idea to conduct the operation at night.

The tip-off that Dujana was holed up inside a house in Pulwama district had come around midnight. Believed to be in his late 20s, Dujana had been elusive many times in the past and there were some suggestions that the operation be conducted after dawn to avoid “collateral damage”, officials said.