LeT attack foiled in Kashmir as fasting officer rises early, dogs bark

The meal, or sehri, forgotten, the commandant picked up his assault rifle and rushed to the nearby camp where four terrorists, believed to be members of the banned Lashker-e-Taiba (LeT), were carrying out the attack.

By: PTI | Srinagar | Published:June 5, 2017 10:04 pm
kashmir, jammu and kashmir, LeT, Ramzan, CRpf, The quick response and immediate reinforcement to deal with the terrorists foiled the attack which could have taken many lives. (Representational photo)

Commandant Iqbal Ahmad had risen for an early morning meal on Monday before he began his fast for Ramzan when his wireless crackled ominously. There was a fidayeen (suicide) attack on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp in the Bandipore area of North Kashmir, he was told.

The meal, or sehri, forgotten, the commandant picked up his assault rifle and rushed to the nearby camp where four terrorists, believed to be members of the banned Lashker-e-Taiba (LeT), were carrying out the attack.

The quick response and immediate reinforcement to deal with the terrorists foiled the attack which could have taken many lives.

Ahmad, who took over command of the 45th CRPF battalion after his predecessor Chetan Cheeta was injured, was 200-300 metres away in Sumbal when the wireless message informed him of the attack in the camp that houses two companies of his men.

The officer, a devout Muslim who keeps a fast for the holy month of Ramzan, rushed to the troubled spot and remained there till all the terrorists had been killed and the area cleared.

At the Sumbal camp, it was two street dogs who gave the first tip off to the CRPF personnel with their loud barks.

The dogs, who are fed regularly by the CRPF personnel, continued to bark, giving the personnel an idea that there were people hiding in a particular area.

The personnel fired an illuminator — and learnt about the presence of the intruders.

“The dogs saved the lives of many,” said a senior CRPF official.

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    Amrit Srivastava
    Jun 7, 2017 at 10:39 am
    I do salute every jawan nd martyr without bothering from which caste or religion he/she belongs to .....because politicians are elected by our mandate but jawan /officers are selected A/to their capabilities ....so pls respect them ....think abt that dog who pla a vital role in searching ....if u r human pls show some courtesy ....
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      Ravi
      Jun 6, 2017 at 10:50 am
      We indians hold our country in highest esteem, unlike few "jaichands" who live in India and in the name of freedom of speech, sing praises for stan. Indians have tolerated such people for tooooo long and before this large heartedness starts being intepreted as cowardice, these so called liberals should be given a last chance to mend their ways after which they all should be charged with treason in the court of law. If found guilty they all should be shot dead in full public view. There is no need to show any kind of mercy to mad dogs.
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        Ravi
        Jun 6, 2017 at 10:49 am
        We indians hold our country in highest esteem, unlike few "jaichands" who live in India and in the name of freedom of speech, sing praises for stan. Indians have tolerated such people for tooooo long and before this large heartedness starts being intepreted as cowardice, these so called liberals should be given a last chance to mend their ways after which they all should be charged with treason in the court of law. If found guilty they all should be shot dead in full public view. There is no need to show any kind of mercy to mad dogs.
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          Ravi
          Jun 6, 2017 at 10:47 am
          We indians hold our country in highest esteem, unlike few "jaichands" who live in India and in the name of freedom of speech, sing praises for stan. Indians have tolerated such people for tooooo long and before this large heartedness starts being intepreted as cowardice, these so called liberals should be give a last chance to mend their ways after which they all should be charged with treason in the court of law. If found guilty they all should be shot dead in full public view. There is no need to show any kind of mercy to mad dogs.
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            Amrit Srivastava
            Jun 7, 2017 at 10:51 am
            I do salute u Mr ravi my words ur mouth ......They dont know the word sacrifies who keeps taunting on jawan they know their brother who are militants ....
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            Raj Parwani
            Jun 5, 2017 at 10:44 pm
            Why a Muslim was a commander and why did Indian Express mention his muslim name? How BJP and RSS will digest this information? they must be wondering whether he was eating beef in the sehri or mutton? they must also be wondering that he might be an ISI agent. RSS should check commander Iqbal freezer to find out if there is beef in it then kill him on the street, isn't that's what RSS does?
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              Arpit
              Jun 6, 2017 at 10:10 am
              How will they digest, i can tell. They will fell proud as all of us who hold india dear in our heart. I do see that there is a clear constipation with your mind though. Well done Commandant.
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                vj
                Jun 6, 2017 at 12:44 pm
                Ignorant comment.
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                  Siddhesh Patil
                  Jun 6, 2017 at 4:19 pm
                  You are just being a pure by forcing "muslim" word in every line. es like congress play religion card because of biased "citizens" like you.
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