‘Hizbul-Lashkar team killing non-Kashmiris also had plan to cut Valley power supply’


The militants suspected to have killed two non-Kashmiri civilians in Shopian Thursday also allegedly sabotaged an electricity transmission tower in the area to engineer a blackout in the Valley.

Authorities suspect that this sabotage attempt may be the new modus operandi of a joint group of Hizbul Mujahideen and Lashkar-e-Taiba militants looking to create terror in Kashmir and India at large over the scrapping of Article 370. This group is also believed to be responsible for the killing of three other non-Kashmiris over the past two weeks.

When ThePrint visited Shopian’s Chitragam village — the site of Thursday’s killings — a team comprising personnel from the Army, CRPF and Jammu & Kashmir Police was busy fixing the tower. A combing operation was simultaneously underway for the assailants.

The 400 KW Kishanpur-Wagoora line distributes electricity to different parts of the Valley and the transmission tower belongs to the Power Grid Corporation of India Limited, a state-owned Maharatna company. Read more

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