Srinagar, Aug 23: Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar on Monday said that ten policemen in civvies killed two wanted militants including LeT/TRF commander Mohammad Abbas Sheikh in a gunfight here.
“After information, ten policemen from J&K police in civvies went there and cordoned off the area (at Alochi Bagh) ,” the IGP told reporters in a brief conversation here. “They were given warning. There was firing from militants, which was retaliated, leading to the encounter and consequently the duo was killed.”
He said that Abbas was motivating youth to join militant ranks. “Parents and families were worried. I appeal parents not to allow their children join militant ranks and those who have gone should be brought back, we will welcome them,” he said.
Asked if the duo was involved in the all killings in Srinagar, he responded by saying “definitely.” “Saqib Manzoor was carrying killings at the instruction of the Abbas.”