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Varanasi blasts mastermind gunned down

Mukhtar Ahmad in Srinagar | May 09, 2006 11:22 IST
Last Updated: May 09, 2006 15:29 IST

Kashmir police on Tuesday claimed to have gunned down the main accused in the Varanasi serial blasts of March 7, in which 14 people were killed and over 50 injured.

Mohammad Zubair, a resident of Bhagpat in Uttar Pradesh was killed in village Haran Chowgal inthe north Kashmir border district of Kupwara in a fierce gun battle late Monday night.

Police said Zubair was the main organiser and conspirator of the March 7 blastsin Varanasi's Sankatmochan temple and Cantonment Railway station that killed 20 people and left scores injured.

"Acting on a specific tip off provided by the Uttar Pradesh police, we carried out a joint operation with the army in Haran Chowgal village of Kupwara district, 80 kilometres from Srinagar late Monday night. In the subsequent gun battle, one Mohammad Zubair, a resident of Bhagpat (UP) was killed. Zubair, was a terrorist of the Bangladesh-based Harkat-ul-Jihadul Islami. Hewas the main organizer and conspirator of the March 7 Varanasi blasts this year," Inspector General of Police (Kashmir range) K Rajendra toldmedia persons in Srinagar.

"Zubair had come to the Valley immediately after the Varanasi blasts to hide. The tip off about the presence of the top militant had also come from the central intelligence agencies," he added.

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Number of User Comments: 3

Sub: Numan WakeUp dude!

Numan, He is not one of the vote banks ok..wakeup geek, he killed 12 innocent ppl.. PPL like you should be barred from the country ...

Posted by LK

Sub: Terrorist killed!!!

I thought they are privileged class-The guy generally would have been nominated to Rajyasbha and given home mistry. Kashmir gets all for privileges for eliminating ...

Posted by Vijaya Kumar

Sub: It's a shame.

One more vote bank voter lost in india! We should try to shover love on these terrorists and be secular Indians in all means:)

Posted by Numan



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