Militant killed in military operation in Srinagar identified, says police

Armed forces personnel deployed near a military operation site. [FPK File Photo/ Vikar Syed]

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police claimed to have identified one of the two militants killed in a military operation in Srinagar on Monday.

In a statement, the police said, “Srinagar police killed two LeT militants including a foreign militant in a brief chance operation at Rangreth area of Srinagar”.

The statement said, “Based on specific input regarding the movement of militants in the general area of Rangreth, surprise naka checking points were established tactically by Srinagar Police in the area. During naka checking at one such naka manned by a small team of Srinagar Police, two suspected persons on noticing the police party fired indiscriminately upon them.”

However, police said, “the fire was effectively retaliated, leading to a brief operation. In the ensuing operation, two militants were killed on spot”.

“One of the killed militants has been identified as Aadil Ahmad Wani, son of Bashir Ahmad Wani, a resident of Daramdoora Shopian (a Pakistan trained “A” category militant) while as another killed militant as per the credible sources is a foreign militant, yet same is being further ascertained. Both the killed militants were affiliated with proscribed militant outfit LeT,” the police said.

As per records, police said, “both the killed militants were involved in several militant cases and civilian atrocities and played a key role in a number of recent killings in Srinagar City.”

“On 04/03/2020, militant Aadil along with his associates fired upon Police Party of Police Post Warpora Sopore in which 01 Police Personnel Wajahat Asadullah was killed and a civilian Shaban Wagay was killed. Besides the killed militant was also involved in several grenade attacks on Police/SF establishments including a grenade attack at Bus Stand Sopore in which 19 civilians were injured, a grenade attack at Police Post Bus Stand Sopore in which 02 Police Personnel were injured,” it said.

Arms and ammunition including 02 AK rifles and other incriminating materials were recovered from the site of operation, police said.

“All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation and to probe their complicity in other militant crimes”.

In this connection, police said a case has been registered under relevant sections of law and investigation has been initiated.

People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared off of all the explosive materials if any, the statement ends.


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