Jammu: Lashkar-e-Taiba’s Kashmir commander Abu Dujana was killed in an encounter in a village in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir earlier this week. Dujana, who had managed to give the security forces a slip several times in the past, carried a bounty of Rs 15 lakh on his head.
Reports say that Dujana had come to meet his wife when he was trapped inside a house in Hakripora village. Security officials involved in the encounter tried their best to convince Dujana to surrender but he refused, reports say.
According to reports, Dujana rejected call for surrender from an Army officer. The Army had commissioned a local to start a telephonic conversation with Dujana. After initiating the talk, the local villager handed over the phone to the army officer.
“Kya haal hai? Maine kaha, kya haal hai (How are you. I asked, how are you)?” Dujana is heard asking the officer. The officer replies: “Humara haal chhor Dujana. Surrender kyun nahi kar deta. Tu galat kar rha hai ( Why don’t you surrender? You have married this girl. What you are doing isn’t right.)”
When told that he is being used by Pakistani agencies as a pawn, Dujana, who sounded calm and unperturbed of the situation, said “Hum nikley they shaheed hone. Main kya karu. Jisko game khelna hai, khelo. Kabhi hum aage, kabhi aap, aaj aapne pakad liya, mubarak ho aapko. Jisko jo karna hai karlo (I had left home for martyrdom. What can I do? Today you caught me. Congratulations.
“Surrender nahi kar sakta. Jo meri kismat may likha hoga, Allah wahi karega, theek hai? (I won’t surrender. Allaah would do whatever is there in my fate)” Dujana went on to say.
Dujana, who belonged to Pakistan, was Lashkar-e-Taiba’s divisional commander in south Kashmir. He was among the top 10 terrorists identified by the Indian Army in Jammu and Kashmir.
With a Rs 15 lakh bounty on his head, Dujana was labelled an ‘A++’ terrorist – the top grade which was also given to Burhan Wani.
Security forces received inputs that during the last few days he was frequenting the houses of his wife Rukaiya and girlfriend Shazia. Police was keeping a watch on both the houses. when it was confirmed he was present in his wife’s house, security forces moved in to trap him.