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How the Brave Villagers of Udhampur Captured the Armed Terrorist and Took Him Down

How the Brave Villagers of Udhampur Captured the Armed Terrorist and Took Him Down

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During the Udhampur attack, the terrorist kept three villagers as hostages, who then showed immense courage and took him down. He was then handed over to the police. 

The terror of Gurdaspur attack had not even settled down when India saw yet another terrorist attack at Udhampur, Srinagar.

A Pakistani militant, identified as Mohammed Naved (he changed his statements several times during interrogation, including his name), who had sneaked into Jammu and Kashmir about 12 days ago with a fellow terrorist, left two BSF constables dead during an attack on Jammu-Srinagar highway on Wednesday.

While one terrorist was killed by the jawans, Naved managed to escape to a nearby village. However, thanks to the brave act of some villagers, his escape was short lived.

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Vikramjeet (left) and Rakesh fought bravely with the terrorist.
Photo: captured from ANI video

The terrorist took hostage three villagers, including Rakesh and Vikramjeet. They showed immense courage and took him down together. They then informed the local police who came and arrested him.

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The courage of the villagers is worth talking about; they were at Naved’s gunpoint who was forcing them to take him to a safe place. They mislead him, and when Naved stopped for food, they grabbed the right opportunity and forced him to the ground, snatching his gun away. Rakesh and Vikramjit will be honoured with gold medals and a cash reward on Independence Day this year.

Naved is the first suspected Pakistani terrorist to be captured alive after Ajmal Kasab, who was arrested after the horrific terrorist attack in Mumbai, in 2008.

The Village Defence Committees (VDCs) of Udhampur also played a major role in the capture as they had provided cover to the Army and the police. VDC members provided information about Naved’s movement to the Army after he fled the highway and tried to take hostages. They also fired at him to slow him down when soldiers were chasing him. While the VDC setup is declining slowly, this incident has shown a new light.

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