‘Hybrid’ LeT militant accompanying security forces killed in Anantnag

‘Hybrid’ LeT militant accompanying security forces killed in Anantnag

Srinagar: A “hybrid” militant of Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT), who was with the security forces search party for identification of hideout in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district was killed during the exchange of fire in the wee hours on Sunday, police said.
The gunfight battle erupted at Cheki Dudoo area of Bijbehara during a cordon and search operation following an input about the presence of militants.
A Police statement said that on November 12/13, 2022, terrorists attacked outside labourers at Rakhmoman Bijbehara in which two labourers got critically injured. Among the injured, one labourer namely Chota Prasad son of Nethoni Prasad resident of Gorakhpur Khushi Nagar UP succumbed to his injuries on November 18,2022 while as another Gobind son of Beema resident of Khushinagar UP is still under treatment.
In this connection, a case vide FIR No. 194/2022 under relevant sections of law stands already registered in Police Station Bijbehara.
During the course of investigation, Police arrested one “hybrid” terrorist namely Sajad Ahmad Tantray alias Furqan son of Mohammad Maqbool Tantray resident of Shirpora Kulgam and during questioning, he confessed of his involvement in the commission of said terror crime by using illegally obtained Pistol which stands recovered on his disclosure.
The said accused also confessed of having knowledge about the presence of terrorists at Cheki Duddo area of Bijbehara, following which a joint cordon & search operation was launched by Police and Army (3RR).
Police said, while the search party approached towards the suspected hideout identified by the accused, they came under heavy volume of fire from the hiding terrorists in which the said accused Sajad Ahmad Tantray received critical gunshot injuries.
The injured was immediately shifted to SDH Bijbehara where doctors declared him brought dead.
The cordon in the whole area has been strengthened with the help of reinforcement and the search operation in the area is in progress.
It is pertinent to mention that, the accused Sajad was earlier a terrorist associate of proscribed terror outfit LeT and was involved in Case FIR No. 72/2018 of PS Yaripora, FIR No. 55/2018 of PS Yaripora and FIR No. 80/2018 of Police Station Anantnag.
Besides, he was also detained under PSA from June-2019 to December-2019, police added.
UNI

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