Updated: June 30, 2021 2:25:43 am
A day after a Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) commander, Nadeem Abrar, was arrested, Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Police said that he was killed in a gunfight in Maloora village, on the outskirts of Srinagar, on Tuesday.
Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir, Vijay Kumar said security personnel accompanying Abrar came under fire when they took him to a house in Maloora village for recovery of arms. He said a Pakistani terrorist who opened fire also died in the incident.
“Yesterday morning, CRPF and police caught Abrar during a specific operation. He was taken to the police station for joint interrogation by police, Army and CRPF. An FIR was lodged and he (Abrar) was formally arrested,” Kumar said at a press conference in Srinagar.
“Under the Indian Evidence Act, we took him for recovery (of arms), which is completely legal… At the suspected house, there was firing from inside… in total, three (security) people were injured. We sent reinforcements, and the encounter continued,” he said.
“The second militant, a Pakistani, jumped out of the house and fired indiscriminately. Later, both Nadeem Abrar and the Pakistani were killed in the encounter. It is a big success for the security forces,” he said.
“In encounters, we give them (militants) a chance to live,” said Kumar. “But if any terrorist like this is involved in innocent killings (or) attacks on security forces/ police, we will not leave him. We will get full information and neutralise him,” he said.
Abrar, a resident of Narbal village on the outskirts of Srinagar city, was arrested when security forces intercepted his vehicle at Parimpora during a search operation on Monday.
On June 3, Mohammad Amin Malik, who police identified as a “militant associate”, was killed in a police camp at Tral. Police said Malik, during interrogation, had snatched a rifle from a policeman, fired at him, and took refuge in a building inside the camp. Police said Malik was killed in a gunfight after he refused to surrender.
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