Dhangri attack: J&K Police says terrorists hiding in Rajouri hills, announces Rs 10 lakh reward for info on them

Rajouri/Jammu, Feb 8 (PTI) The Jammu and Kashmir Police has said that terrorists involved in the Dhangri village attack are hiding in the upper reaches of Rajouri district and announced a reward of Rs 10 lakh for anyone providing information about them.

In an advisory issued on Tuesday night, police also warned of stern action against those facilitating the terrorists in any way.

Seven people were killed and 14 injured as terrorists attacked Dhangri village in Rajouri on January 1. While five people, including two brothers, were killed after the terrorists opened fire at some houses, two children died when an improvised explosive device (IED) left behind by the attackers went off the next day.

On Sunday, Dhangri residents expressed concern over the “failure” of security agencies in tracing the terrorists behind the attacks in the village. They threatened to go on a hunger strike if the security agencies are unable to eliminate the terrorists within the next 15 days.

“The terrorists who engineered the attack in Dhangri village… are still hiding in the hills of Rajouri. They can engineer a terror incident again,” police said.

“There are a few people who are facilitating the movement and survival of these terrorists besides providing them info.