October 7, 2020 5:02:51 pm
Hizbul Mujahideen had deputed an in depth aide of slain militant commander Riyaz Naikoo from south Kashmir to hold out the assault on a BJP chief in Ganderbal district by which a police constable was killed, the highest police official of Jammu and Kashmir stated on Wednesday.
“The militant killed in Ganderbal — Shabir Ahmad of Awanitpora — was deputed? particularly to hold out the assault,” DGP Dilbag Singh instructed reporters on the wreath laying ceremony for constable Altaf Hussain.
Hussain was injured whereas defending BJP chief Ghulam Qadir throughout an assault on Tuesday evening. The police constable managed to kill one of many assailants earlier than he succumbed to his accidents.
The DGP stated there was one other blood path on the scene of the assault which was being adopted by the investigators.
He stated the slain militant was an in depth aide and overground employee of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Riyaz Naikoo who was killed in an encounter earlier this 12 months. “Shabir had joined militancy lately,?the DGP stated.”
He stated goal killings have been being carried out within the Union territory on directions from Pakistan “by way of its terror mouthpiece TRF (The Resistance Front)”.
Singh additionally stated it was “not a giant deal” for militants to maneuver from one district to a different.
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