Monday, October 10, 2005

Two former Kashmiri militants become NAXAL target

Ranchi | October 10, 2005 5:44:23 PM IST

Two dreaded Kashmiri terrorists who surrendered to join Paramilitary forces were killed on duty by extremists in Chartra district of Jharkhand.
Central Reserve Police force (CRPF) jawans-- Abdul Rashid Mir and Abdul Rashid Khan-- were two of the 12 securitymen killed in a massive bomb blast by Maoist extremists in Chatra district of Jharkhand on October 8.

Police said the two were earlier dreaded militants linked with a Kashmiri terrorist organistion. They joined CRPF when the central government announced a special recruitment drive for the surrendered militants a few years back.

Sources said that both were residents of Baramula in Kashmir.

'' It is a sheer tyranny of fate that when the two were out to repent for their past sins, they become victim of terrorism itself, '' their colleagues said.

Sources said the bodies were sent to their native places yesterday.

136th batallion of CRPF to which the two martyrs belonged still has at least five such recruits who were serving the nation to balance their past misdeeds and bloodshedings.

In the blast a DSP of state police and an Assistant Commandent of CRPF were also killed when they were seaching a box recovered from a suspected naxalite hideout

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