THE terrorist attack on the home of a BJP leader in Nowgam area on Thursday that left his police guard dead was carried out by four Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militants, a senior police officer said, asserting the attackers would be neutralised soon. Kashmir Inspector General of Police (IGP) Vijay Kumar said two of the four have been identified, and they are from Srinagar city. Kumar said one of the four militants was wearing a ‘Burqa’ (veil) and imitated a woman’s voice while asking the guard at the residence of the BJP leader Anwar Ahmad to open the main door. “There was one sentry on the main door and two cops in the guard room.
As is clear from the CCTV footage, one terrorist wearing a ‘Burqa’ knocked on the main door and asked, imitating a woman’s voice, for opening it,” the IGP told reporters on sidelines of a wreath-laying ceremony of slain cop -- Rameez Raja -- at the Police Control Room here. Kumar said when the sentry opened the door, two other militants fired indiscriminately on him and the fourth one decamped with his rifle. “The militants came and fired indiscriminately, resulting in the on-spot death of the jawan,” he said. “Initially, we thought the one wearing a ‘Burqa’ was a lady, but when we analysed the CCTV footage closely, we found that it was not a lady, but a male and a terrorist. Two out of the four have been identified,” he said.