Police on Wednesday said that a militant killed in a gunfight with the counterinsurgent forces Branpatri, forest area of Tral was affiliated with Zakir Musa group.
A police spokesman in a statement identified slain militant as Shabir Ahmad Malik from Nagbal Tral.
“As per the police records, he was initially affiliated with proscribed militant outfit LeT and later on was part of Zakir Musa group,” said the spokesman.
“Shabir, as per police records, was wanted by law for his complicity in several terror crimes including attack on security establishments and civilian atrocities,” he said.
“He was part of groups responsible for planning and executing attacks in the area. Several crime cases were registered against him including case FIR No. 43/15 of Police Station Trikuta Nagar pertaining to the planning and making preparations for carrying out attacks in Jammu,” he added.
“Pertinently with the efforts of Police and security forces, it was a clean operation. No collateral damage happened during the encounter,” said the spokesman.
“Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition was recovered from the site of encounter. All these materials have been taken in the case records for further investigation and to probe their complicity in other crime cases,” he said.
“People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosives materials if any,” said the spokesman.