The body of a terrorist who died of cardiac arrest while undergoing treatment at the Military Hospital in Rajouri was handed over to Pakistan on Monday.
Tabarak Hussain was caught by security forces while he was trying to cross the Line of Control a few days back. Hussain was injured in the firing before being apprehended by the Indian army. He died of a heart attack while undergoing treatment. His body was sent to Pakistan via Chakkan da Bagh in Poonch.
A senior police official told The New Indian that “this is probably the first time Pakistan has accepted the body of a terrorist.” “Be it Jammu and Kashmir or the Mumbai terror attack, Pakistan never took the bodies of the terrorists belonging to their country,” he said.
Hussain was captured by the Indian Army on August 22 in the Sher Makdi area in the Nowshera sector of the LoC while he and three others tried to infiltrate the Indian side.
According to Indian Army officials, Pakistan has been pushing terrorists towards the Indian side. But whenever they are killed, Pakistan refuses to take their bodies.
Last year, Jammu and Kashmir Police asked Pakistan to take the dead body of a terrorist who was killed during an anti-terror operation in Kashmir’s Kulgam.
“If Pakistan claims the dead body of a killed terrorist, JKP is ready to hand over,” said Inspector General of Police, Kashmir Zone, Vijay Kumar.
In January this year, Pakistan followed its old line of disowning and refusing to take back its people when it refused to accept the remains of a terrorist killed by the Border Security Force (BSF) in Jammu’s Arnia town.
From the killed terrorist, the security forces not only found a sack with the markings ‘Karachi Fertilizers Company Limited’, but also a COVID-19 vaccine certificate that had been acknowledged by qualified and authorised Pakistani authorities.