Budgam Gunfight: Second slain militant identified

Srinagar

The second militant killed in a gunfight with the government forces in Chattergam area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Wednesday has been identified as Mehraj ud Din Khan a resident of New colony Sopore.

People assemble near the damaged houses where Top Lashkar-e-Toiba commander Naveed Jatt was killed along with an associate during an encounter in n Kuthpora village of Chattergam area in Budgam on Wednesday, November 26, 2018. Kl Image by Bilal Bahadur

Reports said that the second militant whose identity remained unknown since yesterday evening was recognized by his family members today.

A senior Police official told GNS that we have handed over the body of the militant to the family after all legal formalities.

Khan was killed on Wednesday along with his associate top Lashkar commander Naveed Jatt, in a gunfight in Kuthpora Chattergam area of District Budgam.

Pertinently Mehraj was an OGW as per Police and was arrested during a naka in October 2018. However, after four days of arrest, he had fled from the Police station and formally joined militancy. (GNS)

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