Jammu & Kashmir

Rajouri killing: 67 detained for questioning, Rs10 lakh bounty on militant behind attack, says police

Cops stand deployed in JK's Rajouri. [File Photo]

Rajouri: The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday announced a reward of Rs 10 lakh on an unidentified militant, operating under the alias Abu Hamza, for his suspected involvement in the killing of the brother of an army personnel in Rajouri on April 22, The Hindu reported.

The police said the militant “was involved in militancy activities including the killing of Muhammad Razaq in Kunda village” on April 22. Hamza, aged between 30 and 32, is active in the Sharda Sharief and Dera Ki Gali areas of the Rajouri-Poonch belt in the Pir Panjal valley, police said.

Meanwhile, 67 suspected people were detained for questioning in connection with the killing, PTI reported quoting police saying on Wednesday.

“A case under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Thanamandi. Till now, 67 suspected persons have been detained for questioning post this incident,” police said in a statement.

Mohammad Razaq, 40, was killed on Monday in the Kunda Top village of the Thanamandi area. Razaq worked in the government’s Social Welfare department while his brother Mohammad Tahir Choudhary is an army personnel.

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