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Centre given J&K most-wanted list
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April 24, 2007 17:27 IST
The Jammu and Kashmir government has submitted to the Central government a list of 120 'most-wanted' militants sheltered in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and Pakistan after engineering terror in the state, and urged New Delhi to take up this issue with Islamabad.

"We have handed over a latest revised list of over 120 most-wanted militants being sheltered in PoK and Pakistan to the Union Home Ministry during a review meeting in New Delhi recently so that Centre takes up the issue with Pakistan," a top state intelligence source told PTI in Jammu.

All these ultras are wanted in connection with terrorist activities in the state. All of them have crossed the Line of Control and are sheltered in PoK, they said. Of these 120 militants, 33 are Pakistani nationals while the rest are Kashmiris, the source said.

Among the most-wanted Kashmiri militants, 60 are from Poonch district, five from Anantnag, four each from Srinagar and Rajouri, three from Pulwama, two from Udhampur and one each from Budgam, Baramulla and Doda.

Lashker-e-Tayiba chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, LeT operations chief Bilal alias Salahuddin, Jaish-e-Mohammad, Deputy Chief Mufti Asrar and JeM operations chiefs Shah Faisal and Madani are among the Pakistanis whose names are there in the list, the source added.

The fact that militants are taking shelter in PoK and operating from there is proof that Pakistan is actively aiding and abetting terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir, the source said, adding, "Therefore, we want the government of India to take up the issue with Pakistan."
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