Delhi court blast accused killed in Kishtwar
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Jammu, Aug 6: In a major success, Jammu and Kashmir police Monday claimed to have gunned down two militants, including the prime accused in 2011 Delhi High Court blast case, and arrested another one in Marwah tehsil of mountainous Kishtwar district.
Official sources said that the operation was conducted following a tip off about the presence of militants in Dachan area of Marwah tehsil this morning.
“We have gunned down two militants in the encounter,” Inspector General of Police Jammu, Dilbag Singh told media persons adding that the killed militants included Delhi High Court blast accused Amir Ali Kamal alias Akram and his accomplice Muhammad Shafi Ajam a resident of Bungam Kadima of tehsil Marwah.
“The operation conducted in Lithri forest area was very well coordinated and executed,” the IGP said adding that “with the killing of these two militants only 27 of them were now active in entire Jammu region.”
“Amir Ali Kamal, a resident of resident of Kamal Mohallah Kithwar was area commander of HM and was active in the areas since November 3, 2008,” he said, adding that Shafi was also active since July, 14, 2010.
“We launched an operation today (Monday) morning by throwing a cordon around the area. As we closed in on the hideout of the militants, a fire fight began that continued for over an hour," he said adding that in the ensuing gun-battle two militants were shot dead. He said that another militant, Sajad Ahmed Mir alias Rizwan son of Noor Hussain Mir resident of Tachna Dachan was also arrested from the spot.
Amir is believed to have arranged explosives and planter for the Delhi blast. He was wanted by the NIA in the case and a major manhunt was on for his arrest from last over one year.
IG further claimed that the other accused in Delhi High Court blast Junaid Akram was also feared dead. “We have not noticed any activity or moment of Junaid Akram since long while we have also failed to trace his body and it is being expected that Junaid Akram is also dead” he claimed.
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