Who is Noor Muhammad Tantray?

Noor Muhammad Tantray, a three-feet-tall militant, had become a security headache for forces in the Valley after he jumped parole and rejoined militancy.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: December 26, 2017 10:55 am
Kashmir militants Noor Muhammad Tantray was credited with reviving the JeM’s foothold in the Valley and was reportedly behind several militant attacks, including October’s attack on the BSF camp outside the Srinagar airport. (file photo)

In a major boost for counter-insurgency operations in Jammu-Kashmir, police Tuesday killed Jasih-e-Mohammed commander Noor Muhammad Tantray in an encounter in Pulwama district.

Noor, a three-feet-tall militant, had become a security headache for forces in the Valley after he jumped parole and rejoined militancy. He was credited with reviving the JeM’s foothold in the Valley and was reportedly behind several militant attacks, including October’s attack on the BSF camp outside the Srinagar airport.

Police also confirmed his involvement in the grenade attack on State PWD Minister Naeem Akhtar’s cavalcade in Tral on September 21.

J&K Police, acting on a tip-off, launched cordon and search operations in south Kashmir’s Samboora on Monday night. They cordoned off a house in which two JeM militants were reportedly hiding. Noor’s body was recovered in the morning after a prolonged gun battle with security forces.

Noor was a close aide of JeM commander Ghazi Baba, who was behind the 2001 attack on Parliament, police said. He was arrested in 2003 for being in touch with JeM militants and recovered Rs 19.2 lakh from his possession. Noor was sentenced to life by a POTA court in 2011. He was released on parole in 2015 after being shifted to a jail in Srinagar.

A police officer told The Indian Express in October that Tantray’s physical attributes are a disadvantage for him. “He is just three feet tall,” he said. “So he can be easily identified, making his movement difficult.”

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  1. 19640909rk
    Dec 26, 2017 at 3:44 pm
    Noor Mohammed Tarantulay.
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      Shafted mohammed
      Dec 26, 2017 at 11:07 am
      Humdulallah , the tantrums of this pigmi tantray are over now. Bury him in sea like Osama.
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        sambath
        Dec 26, 2017 at 12:44 pm
        Thank You Bhai. How they are tarnishing your image in the world ? Your community support against these pigs are highly appreciable for eliminating such a hardcore criminals. Kashmir people are currently supporting Indian Army for eliminating these rascals. It is appreciable move.
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        1. Ricky Stewart
          Dec 26, 2017 at 1:09 pm
          you are shaftless RSS Pig like modi.
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          1. HOLEY FATHER
            Dec 26, 2017 at 1:59 pm
            only JESOOS can save your shaft. So convert to JESOOS.
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              Shafted mohammed
              Dec 26, 2017 at 2:53 pm
              I live in Kashmir and get the full benifit of article 370 and 35 A and give me one good reason to covert to Christianity and loose all those previlages.
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              1. Sanchaya Dey
                Dec 26, 2017 at 3:59 pm
                Jesus teaching very bad.Covert to Hinduism ,at least your speach will be of human not animal.
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