Indian Army releases list of most-wanted terrorists active in J&K

The list of most-wanted terrorist active in J&K, released by the Army, includes top Lashkar-e-Taiba and Hizbul Mujahideen Commanders.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 1, 2017 5:09 pm
J&K, Most wanted terrorists in J&K, Indian Army, Lashkar-e-Taiba The Indian Army released a list of 12 most-wanted terrorists active in J&K.

The Indian Army has released a list of the 12 most-wanted terrorists active in Jammu and Kashmir. The list includes top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LET) and Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) Commanders. The list has been released at a time when the state is witnessing protests following the death of Hizbul militant Sabzar Ahmad Bhat in the Tral area of Pulwama district. Bhat, who took over from former Hizbul commander Burhan Wani, was killed by the Army and CRPF as part of a cordon and search operation following news of militants hiding in the area.

Here’s the list:

* Junaid AH Matoo, alias Kandroo (LET District Commander)
Matoo is a resident of Khudwani Kulgam. He was recruited on June 3, 2015. He is listed under Category A.

* Bashir AH Wani, alias Lashkar (LET District Commander, Anantnag)
A resident of Sopshali Kokernag, Wani was recruited on October 2, 2015. He is under the Category A++.

* Zeenat-UL-Islam, alias Alkama (LET)
A resident of Sugan Zanipura, Shopian, he was recruited on November 17, 2015.

* Wasim AH, alias Osama (LET Commander, Shopian)
A resident of Hef Shirmal, Shopian, he was recruited on March 28, 2014. He is part of the Burhan Wani Group. He is listed under Category A++.

* Abu Dujana, alias Hafiz (LET Divisional Commander, South Kashmir)
Based in Pakistan, he has been active since December 14, and is listed under the category A++.

* Abu Hamas (JEM Divisional Commander)
The Pakistani-based JEM Commander has been active since 2016. He is listed under the category A++.

* Saddam Paddar alias Zaid (HM, District Commander, Shopian)
A resident of Hef Shrimal, Shopian, he was recruited on September 25, 2015. He is part of the Burhan Wani Group and is listed in Category A++.

* Showkat AH Tak, alias Huzaifa (LET District Commander, Pulwama)
A resident of Panzgam, Awantipore, he was recruited on October 17, 2011. Category: A++.

* Reyaz AH Naikoo alias Zubair (District Commander, HM, Pulwama)
A resident of Tokun, Awantipore, he was recruited in December 2012. He is under the category A++.

* Mohd Yasin Ittoo alias Mansoon (District Commander, HM Badgam)
Ittoo resides in Chadoora, Badgam, and was recruited on December 6, 2015. Category: A.

* Zakir Rashid Bhatt, alias Musa (HM Divisional Commander, South Kashmir)
A resident of Noorpura, Awantipore, he was recruited in July 2013. He is listed under the category A++.

* Altaf AH Dar alias Kachroo (HM, District Commander, Kulgam)
A resident of Hawara, Kulgam, Dar was recruited in 2006. Category: A++.

Earlier today, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat visited Srinagar to review the situation and operation preparedness in the state and along the Line of Control (LoC). “Gen Rawat and some senior Army officers arrived at Badamibagh Cantonment area this morning for a routine day-long visit,” an Army official was quoted as saying by PTI.

“The Chief of Army Staff is being briefed by Corps Commander and other top officers about the situation in the Valley, especially after killing of top Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sabzar Bhat. He will also be briefed about the situation along the Line of Control in the wake of reports of activity at infiltration launch pads on the other side of LoC,” the official added.

The Army Chief’s visit comes on the same day security forces launched an on-going cordon and search operation in Baramulla district, resulting in the death of two militants. The operation was conducted after personnel received information of militants hiding in the area.

(With inputs from PTI)

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    Saravanan Periyasamy
    Jun 2, 2017 at 7:11 am
    Indian army should eliminate the Hurriat top leaders, These hurriat frauds only creating unstable situation in j&k @ first Geelani and yasin Malik , pitta karate, Naeem Khan the above 4 criminals must gun down immediately...
    1. K
      Jun 2, 2017 at 4:31 am
      Hunt these monkeys down. Kill them and hang their heads in the city centre for display. India should thump its authority in full. Without remorse. Jai Hind.
      1. P
        Jun 1, 2017 at 11:09 pm
        Army bhaiya in atankiyo ko aise marna ki thoda khujli k bum pe bhi Lagta nikle...baad mai proof dene k jhanjat hi nahi
        1. T
          Jun 1, 2017 at 7:42 pm
          Modi name is missing
          1. J
            Jun 1, 2017 at 10:58 pm
            And so is your mom.. Getting it from the indian army
          2. M
            Jun 1, 2017 at 6:38 pm
            Why Sonia and Vadra are not included?Where is the news about Vadra's corrupt land deals?Why is the media except Republic TV hiding this?Jow much money has been paid to you for this by corrupt Sonia and her Damaad?
            1. S
              Jun 1, 2017 at 6:31 pm
              Islamic barbaric mentality will never change, how much ever you being educated
              1. T
                Jun 1, 2017 at 6:14 pm
                What's going on in Kashmir is a Islamist terrorism problem, not a separatist movement. It's No different than what Europe is facing in the name of ISIS or what happened on 9/11. All those supporting these terrorist movement, regardless how they show their support (stone pelting s s, hurriyat parasites, Commies surviving on Chinese funding ... ) should all be prosecuted or dealt with by the army as terrorist abetters.
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                  Mohammed Yunus
                  Jun 1, 2017 at 6:41 pm
                  Till political parties like Congress and CPM TMC have people like Mani Shankar, India does not have to wage a war with an enemy country. Our nation is forever in war because of opportunistic leaders and corrupt media personnel like Barka. Enhanced sympathy for the stone pelters and anti country activists will never let there be any peace. For the first time in history, the army wants it's men to be sa uarded against political aults which is relative to BJP governance. Omar is with the Pack Ish Tauni army and the separatists so he is also against the country. Pack is full of poverty, debt, pain and pros ution, Kashmiris will get their lesson of their lives if they merge it with Pack. The joy of revenge begins the day JK is tried to merge with Pack. And double the happiness when the same Kashmir is gifted to China against some money. Just my wild imagination though!!
                2. S
                  Jun 1, 2017 at 5:19 pm
                  Hurriyat Conferences leaders should also be included in the list. Respected, Gen Rawat Sir, don't involve yourself in politics, Army is apolitical and as of now doing examplarily well, please include Hurriyat leaders in the list, they are the real culprits, 100 times more poisoness than above declared list of terrorist
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