SRINAGAR With back to back three meetings taken so far on internal security since he assumed charge as Union Home Minister, Amit Shah and Kashmir being the focus, the central government has issued a list of 10 most wanted militants operating in the state who need to be “eliminated.”
As reported by the NDTV, among the wanted militants, six named in the list belong to Hizbul Mujahideen, two from JeM, and one each from LeT and Al Badr.
LeT chief Wasim Ahmed alias Osama, active in Shopian district, and Hizbul Mujahideen commander Riyaz Naikoo alias Mohammed Bin Qasim are mentioned in the list. Others include, HM’s Anantnag district commander Mohammad Asraf Khan, Baramulla district commander Mehraj-ud-Din, cadre of Srinagar Dr Saifulla, Pulwama district commander Arshad-ul-Haq, Kupwara commander Ajaj Ahmad Malik, Javed Matoo alias Faisal alias Shakib alias Musab, divisional commander of Al Badar in north Kashmir; Zaheed Sheikh alias Omar Afghani of JeM; and chief operational commander of JeM Hafiz Umar, a resident of Pakistan.
The update as reported followed the June 1 meeting of the Home Minister with Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik, National Security Adviser Ajit Doval, Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba, IB chief Rajiv Jain, RAW chief Anil Dhasmana and senior officials of the Home Ministry.
The list based on inputs shared with the Ministry by the Jammu and Kashmir Police, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and the Intelligence Bureau (IB) was reviewed to update the Home Minister about the targets of security agencies in J&K.