"Encarnacion allegedly attempted to travel to Pakistan to join a foreign terrorist organisation and conspired with another individual to provide that organization with material support," said Assistant Attorney General John Demers.
According to the police, the terror outfit’s divisional commander, Shakoor Ahmad Dar, was killed in the operation. Categorised as A+ militant, Dar was on a list of most-wanted militants that was released by the security agencies recently.
Asif Ahmad Sheikh (23), Haseeb Ahmad Khan (18) and Mohammad Ashgar (21) — residents of Kakar Hamam area of the district — were shot dead from a point blank range outside a shop in Iqbal Market by at least three gunmen earlier this month.
Around 10 Lashkar militants and commanders who had “ex-filtrated” after spending years in Kashmir are also back and the area in the outskirts of Srinagar city, the Harwan-Dhara belt, has been “activated again”.
He said both the killed militants were notorious and had established strongholds in certain areas through coercion and threats. It had become imperative to neutralise them in the interest of peace and safety of general masses, he said.
"We developed this input and identified a vehicle which they were using. Four days back, in evening that vehicle was intercepted. The vehicle has been seized and we have recovered a magazine from it," Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir, said.