Srinagar, July 07: Police on Wednesday claimed to have killed one of the oldest commanders of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen for North Kashmir Mehraj ud Din alias Ubaid in a gunfight at Pazipora area of Kralgund in North Kashmir’s Handwara.

“One of the oldest & top commander of HM militant outfit Mehrazuddin Halwai alias Ubaid got neutralised in Handwara encounter. He was involved in several militancy (incidents). A big success: IGP Kashmir,” a police spokesman said in a statement.

Earlier, police said, the operation was launched by joint team of Police, army’s 32RR and 92 battalion of CRPF in Kralgund area of Handwara. “Killed militant Mehrazuddin Halwai alias Ubaid had joined (militant) ranks in the year 2011. A diploma holder in computer application (he) had also been responsible for misusing social media and new methods of communication for (militants),” police said.



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