Arrested Hybrid Militant Killed During Anantnag Encounter: Police

SRINAGAR: A Lashkar-e-Taiba “hybrid militant”, who was arrested following the attack on two non-Kashmiri labourers has been killed in an operation in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, police said on Sunday.

A police spokesman in a statement said that when search party reached towards the suspected hideout militants opened fire which hit one accused, hybrid militant of LeT Sajjad Tantray of Kulgam, who was with search party for identification of hideout.

The spokesman said that he was rushed to SDH Bijbehara where doctors declared him brought dead.

“During investigation hybrid militant Sajjad Tantray, who was earlier a militant associate of LeT and released from PSA, revealed that he had attacked on two outside labourers on 13/11/2022 at Rakhmomen, Bijbehara in Anantnag in which two labourers got seriously injured,” he said.

“Later on, labourer namely Chota Prasad succumbed to injuries on 18/11/2022 at Hospital. Weapon of offence (Pistol) and vehicle used in crime were also recovered on his disclosure. Investigation is going on vigorously to arrest more associates of this module,” he added.

Earlier, a police spokesman said a gunfight broke out between militants and forces at Cheki Dudoo area of Bijbehara in Anantnag district.

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