Srinagar, Jan 1: IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar on Saturday said that one of the militants killed in December 30 in south Kashmir's Anantnag encounter on December 30 is likely the last surviving militant involved in Lethpora attack of February 14, 2019 in which 40 CRPF troopers were killed.
“The picture of one of the killed #Millitants in #AnantnagEncounter on Dec-30th matches with JeM top commander Samir Dar, who was the last surviving militant involved in Lethpora #Pulwama #militant Attack. We are going for DNA sample matching,” IGP Kashmir said in a tweet.
Police had said that a soldier and three JeM terrorists were killed and their bodies retrieved from the site of the encounter that took place at Nowgam Dooru area of the South Kashmir district on Thursday.
Police had then identified those killed as Sultan alias Rayees alias Mavia (a foreign militant), Nisar Ahmad Khanday, a resident of Dudwangan Kapran, and Altaf Ahmad Shah, a resident of Nathipora Dooru.
The IGP had said that Shah and Sultan along with another militant Suhail Rather were involved in an attack at Zewan Srinagar in which three policemen were killed and 11 others injured.
Rather was killed in a separate encounter at Pantah Chowk on Saturday.