Hyderpora gunfight: SIT to probe ‘high-tech hideout’, killing of building owner

The IGP said that "investigation will clear whether pistol bullet had hit building owner Altaf Ahmed or he was hit by AK bullet fired by forces".
Hyderpora gunfight: SIT to probe ‘high-tech hideout’, killing of building owner
Security forces on standby during a gunfight between militants and security forces in Hyderpora area of uptown Srinagar on Monday November 15, 2021.Aman Farooq for Greater Kashmir

Srinagar, Nov 16: A Special Investigation Team (SIT) will probe the "modus operandi of a hi-tech hideout" used by two militants killed in Hyderpora area of uptown Srinagar, and the sequence of events that led to killing of the building owner and a militant ‘associate’ last evening, IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar said on Tuesday. Addressing a press conference, Kumar said: "A SIT headed by a DIG will probe modus-operandi of the hi-tech hideout. They will also get into the details of whether militants were in touch with any foreign country. The team will also look into the sequence of events that led to the killing of building owner and militant associate.”

Kumar, as per news agency KNO, said that the building owner, identified as Altaf Ahmad Dar, and ‘militant associate’ Mudasir Gul were killed in cross-fire. He said that Gul was a contractor by profession and ran an ‘illegal’ call centre in the premises of the building.

The IGP said the militants were hiding in a 6-cabin call centre where six computers and as many CPUs besides a US made map were found by the police.

He further said that "investigation will clear whether pistol bullet had hit building owner Altaf Ahmed or he was hit by AK bullet fired by forces".

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