Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday said that the two militants killed dead by the counterinsurgent forces in a gunfight in Hend Sitapur area of Shopian district were involved in several attacks on forces.
A police spokesperson in a statement said that the two slain militants have been identified as Javid Ahmad Bhat of Redwani Kulgam and Adil Bashir Wani of Waripora D.H Pora Kulgam.
“According to the police records, both the slain militants were affiliated with proscribed militant outfit LeT. They were wanted by law for their complicity in a series of crimes including attack on security establishments and civilian atrocities. Several crime cases were registered against them,” said the spokesman.
“Javid had a long history of crime records and series of criminal cases were registered against him for planning and executing attacks in the area. He was also responsible for recruiting youth from adjoining areas of Kulgam to join proscribed militant outfits,” he said.
“Similarly, Adil Bashir was also involved in several attacks and several criminal cases were registered against him,” he added.
“Incriminating materials including arms & 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 further added.
“Citizens are once again requested not to venture inside the encounter zone since such an area can prove dangerous due to stray explosive materials. 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.