The Jammu and Kashmir Police Monday carried out a well-planned encounter operation wherein two most needed terrorists have been eradicated in Srinagar.
The terrorist duo was needed for a number of killings of the civilians and the safety drive personnel- apart from killing of a number of political activists, they have been concerned within the killing of Advocate Babar Qadri who was shot lifeless at his residence in Srinagar final yr.
The operation to eradicate the terrorists was saved secret and solely a handful of officers have been knowledgeable about the identical, the group that carried out the operation was additionally handpicked by the senior officers who deliberate and executed the operation.
They have been the self-claimed chief of The Resistance entrance (a frontal outfit of Lashkar-e-Toiba) Abbas Sheikh of Kulgam and his second in command who was self-claimed district commander of the LeT Saqib Manzoor.
Sources advised News 18 that the police have been following the actions of the terrorists for the previous few days and so they got here to know that they used to go to the Khad Factory floor in Alochi Bagh to look at a soccer recreation.
They additionally used the chance to brainwash the youth to choose up weapons and be part of terror ranks.
However, earlier than the operation was deliberate and executed it was ensured that there was zero collateral injury and two terrorists after being surrounded are given ample alternative to give up.
“In a specific int based operation, Srinagar police eliminated two big commanders of LeT working under the cover of TRF. They were responsible for most of the civilian and SF killings in Srinagar city for the past one year. Abbas sheikh was acting as chief commander of TRF and Saqib was Distt Commander Srinagar. Big success” (sic), Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police Dilbag Singh advised CNN News18.
Acting on particular enter generated by Srinagar Police concerning the presence of terrorists in Alochi Bagh space of District Srinagar, an operation was deliberate by IGP Kashmir, DIG Central Kashmir vary and SSP Srinagar.
“A special and small team of Police was sent in covert and the team raided a specific location. During the raid, the hiding terrorists were given the opportunity to surrender; however, they started firing on the police team. Our team also retaliated. In a brief shoot out, two terrorists of proscribed terror out LeT (TRF) were neutralized”, he mentioned.
Inspector General of Police, Kashmir Zone mentioned that as per police information, each the killed terrorists have been concerned in killing of a number of political staff, police personnel and civilians.
“Saqib Manzoor was involved in the killing of Advocate Babar Qadri last year. Besides, both the terrorists were also involved in several grenade attacks on security establishments and were also involved in several other terror crimes and civilian atrocities. They were also involved in reviving terror folds in district Srinagar and in the process recruited seven youths into terror ranks in District Srinagar among them four stands already neutralized”, he added.
Earlier Abbas Sheikh was a HM terrorist, arrested and launched twice. Later on he joined LeT (so-called TRF as chief). There are a number of terrorists and OGWs in his relationship.
The IGP mentioned that lately, a Sarpanch Gh Rasool Dar and his spouse, a panch of BJP, have been killed in Anantnag on the path of Abbas Sheikh. Deceased BJP chief and Abbas Sheikh have been from the identical space within the Kulgam district.
The police said that incriminating supplies together with arms and ammunition have been additionally recovered from the spot. “All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation and to probe their complicity in other terror crimes. In this connection, Police have registered a case under relevant sections of law and further investigation is in progress”, Singh mentioned.
He added that Srinagar had turn out to be a terrorist-free District in September final yr however after Abbas Sheikh’s shifting to Srinagar metropolis, he motivated and recruited Saqib and 6 different youths from the town into terror rank.
“So far, four terrorists of the city have been killed in different encounters”, he mentioned.
IGP Kashmir has but once more made a fervent enchantment to misguided youth who’ve joined terror ranks and likewise requested their relations to enchantment to their misguided kin to shun the trail of violence and return to the mainstream, we’ll welcome and settle for them with open arms.
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