Militant killed in Srinagar encounter identified

Militant killed in Srinagar encounter identified
File Pic : Aman Farooq for Greater Kashmir

Srinagar, Nov 12: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday said that the militant killed in Bemina encounter in Srinagar has been identified while Inspector General of Police, Kashmir zone, Vijay Kumar said the slain militant was assigned to carry out Lethpora kind of fidayeen attack.

IGP Vijay Kumar in a statement today said, “Terrorist killed in Srinagar encounter identified as Aamir Riyaz of Khrew, Pulwama affiliated with proscribed terror outfit Mujahideen Gazwatul Hind,” he said . “He was a relative of an accused of Lethpora terror attack and was assigned to carry out similar type fidayeen attack.”

Giving details of the Srinagar encounter, police said; “Acting on a specific input about possible terrorist attack and movement of terrorists in Bemina area, a joint checkpoint was established to thwart such evil designs,” police said. “In the meantime, terrorists attacked a checkpoint established near Bund Bemina which was retaliated against, leading to an encounter. The further reinforcement was rushed to the spot, 2RR and Valley QRT CRPF also joined the operation. In the ensuing encounter, one terrorist of proscribed terror outfit Mujahideen Gazwatul Hind was eliminated and his body was retrieved from the site of encounter. He has been identified as Aamir Riyaz resident of Khrew Pampore.”

“It is pertinent to mention that the killed terrorist is a relative of one of the accused terrorists of Lethpora terror attack and preliminary investigation indicated that he was assigned to carry out similar kind of fidayeen attack,” police said. “Digital evidence recovered from his mobile show that he was prepared by a terror outfit for fidayeen attack,” police said.

Incriminating materials, arms and ammunition including 01 AK-rifle from the encounter site were recovered. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation. Police have registered cases under relevant sections of law and investigations have been initiated.

IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar, police said “congratulated the joint teams for carrying out operations in a professional manner resulting in elimination of three terrorists including a most wanted terrorist”. “He also congratulated Police/SFs for working with great synergy and coordination on the ground that lead to the elimination of 133 terrorists including many top commanders during this year,” police said.

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