Handwara Gunfight: Police Version

Srinagar

Police on Tuesday claimed to have killed two militants identified as Furqan Rashid Lone, alias Adil and Liyaqat Ahmad Lone, alias Sahaba and Umar Khalid.

The spokesman said that Furqan Rashid Lone alias Adil son of Ab Rashid, a resident of Shartpora, Langate was affiliated with LeT. He was wanted in a number of criminal cases registered at Police Station Handwara: FIR No. 271/2016 U/S 148, 149, 307, 436, 332 RPC of Police Station Handwara; FIR No.334/2016 U/S 148,149,307,436, 332 RPC of Police Station Handwara; FIR No.357/2017 U/S 120RPC, 18 ULA of Police Station Handwara.

Liyaqat Ahmad Lone alias Sahaba alias Umar Khalid, son of Gh Mohi-u-din Lone, a resident of Harwan, Sopore and affiliated with LeT. He had a long history of involvement in militancy-related activities and was wanted in a number of criminal cases FIR No. 45/2016 under section 18b, 20 ULA of Police Station Bomia; FIR 81/2017 under section 363, 376 RPC of Police Station Bomai regarding kidnapping and rape of a minor local girl.

Liyaqat along with other LeT militants  Gani Khawaja resident of Kralgund and Majid Mir resident of Nowpora Sopore is involved in case of FIR No.70/2018 under section 307 RPC, 7/27 Arms Act of  Police Station Bomai regarding the murder of Hakim-ur-Rehman Sultani resident of Bomai on August 09, 2018.

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