The Jammu and Kashmir police, counter-insurgency cell is working on a clue that the LeT militant killed in Bandipora on January 19 is related to the outfit’s Pakistan-based operational commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, who is wanted by National Investigation Agency (NIA).
Abu Musaib was killed in an operation in Bandipora’s Hajin area in a gunfight, while another had escaped from the site. One police personnel was also injured in the gunfight. As per reliable sources, Musaib served as the LeT’s operational commander in Bandipora.
The security forces have, however, heaved a sigh of relief following Musaib’s encounter as he was involved in the killing of many security personnel. A police official informed that he was the leader of the module and had led several operations.
The police are, meanwhile, working on a clue that Musaib may be a close kin of the dreaded LeT commander Lakhvi, who oversees operations inside the state of J&K, and is also wanted for the infamous Mumbai attacks.
According to a police officer, some details that “we have collected so far point out that the slain terrorist is Lakhvi’s nephew (Lakhvi’s brother’s son).”