Shopian gunfight: Slain militant involved in civilian killing, Police says

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir police on Saturday issued a statement regarding the killing of a militant in south Kashmir’s Shopian district.

The spokesman said that the deceased militant has been identified as Manzoor Ah Bhat, a resident of Wachi.  According to police, “the deceased militant was affiliated with proscribed terror outfit HM and was wanted by law for his complicity in a series of terror crimes including attack on security establishments and civilian atrocities.”

According to the police records, the slain militant was part of a group involved in planning and executing a series of terror attacks in the area and many other civilian atrocities. Several terror crime cases were registered against him including case FIR No. 25/2019 of P/S Zainapora pertaining to killing of a civilian namely Irfan Hameed Lone.

Incriminating material including arms & 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 terror crimes, police said.

People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosive materials if any, the spokesman added

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