Pulwama Encounter; Div Comdr of JeM Ghazi Baba Killed: Police

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Terming it as Major success of police and security forces, police spokesman Wednesday evening said that Divisional Commander for South Kashmir of JeM outfit was killed in an encounter in Pulwama district.

According to spokesman, on a specific information Wednesday afternoon, regarding the presence of armed militants in village Ichgosa, Pulwama; Pulwama Police, 44 RR and CRPF launched a joint cordon and search operation at Mir Mohalla, Ichgosa in the jurisdiction of police station Rajpora.

“The militants hiding fired upon the search party and an encounter broke. In this encounter one militant Altaf Baba @ Gazi Baba,” the spokesman said.

Police claims that Baba was involved in the civilian killings of Nazir Ahmad Chopan resident of Kandipora and Mohammad Ahsan Wani resident of Kanigam. He was also involved in abduction of Shameem Ahmad Dar resident of  Aglar, Kandi. He was also involved in number of firing incident in the jurisdiction of police station, Rajpora.

“Baba joined the JeM militant outfit in 2008. He was motivated by Sajad Afgani @ Ahsan Bhai of Pakistan to join militant ranks and later replaced him after his death in an encounter,” the spokesman added.

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