Militant slain in Shopian was affiliated with Hizbul Mujahideen: Police

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Srinagar

Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday said the militant killed in a gunfight with the counterinsurgent forces in Batpora-Narwani area of Imam Sahib in south Kashmir’s Shopian district was affiliated with Hizbul Mujahideen outfit.

A police spokesman in a statement said that the slain militant has been identified as Sameer Ahmad Seh of Sugan Shopian.

He said that the slain militant as per police records was affiliated with proscribed militant outfit Al-Badar and had recently joined proscribed militant outfit HM.

“He was wanted by law for his complicity in a series of crimes including attack on security establishments and civilian atrocities,” said the spokesman.

“According to the police records, Sameer had a history of crime cases and was part of groups involved in planning and executing attacks in the area,” he said.

“As per the records available with police, several crime cases were registered against him including Case FIR No.62/2018  of P/S Zainapora pertaining to killing of a civilian at Zainapora Shopian, Case FIR No. 65/2018 of P/S Zainapora pertaining to killing of 04 police personnel at Guard Post in Zainapora, Case FIR No. 52/2018 of P/S Zainapora pertaining to an explosion at Heff Shirmal Shopian, Case FIR No. 283/2018 of P/S Shopian pertaining to abduction & atrocities on a civilian, Case FIR No. 08/2019 of P/S Zainapora pertaining to killing of a civilian at Draggad Shopian and Case FIR No. 12/2019 of P/S Zainapora pertaining to recovery of arms and ammunition from Zainapora Shopian,” he added.

“Incriminating material including arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter. All these materials have been taken into case records for further investigation and to probe their complicity in other crimes,” said police spokesman in a statement.

“People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosives materials if any,” the spokesman said.

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