Srinagar, Nov 20: Police on Sunday said that a “hybrid” militant arrested by it in connection with the attack on non-local labourers was killed amid an encounter in Anantnag district of south Kashmir on Sunday.
Police said that the arrested militant Sajjad Tantray was taken to the site of encounter at Cheki Dudoo for identification, and claimed that “he was shot at when other terrorists – who were hiding – opened fire”; later, he was “declared brought dead” to a hospital.
“When search party reached towards the suspected hideout terrorists opened fire which hit one accused, hybrid terrorist of LeT Sajjad Tantray of Kulgam, who was with search party for identification of hideout. He was rushed to SDH Bijbehara where doctors declared him brought dead.”
Police claimed that during investigation, Sajjad Tantray, “who was earlier a terrorist associate of LeT and released from PSA”, revealed that he had attacked on two outside labourers on November 13 at Rakhmomen, Bijbehara in Anantnag in which two labourers got seriously injured.
“Later on, labourer namely Chota Prasad succumbed to injuries on 18/11/2022 at Hospital. Weapon of offence (Pistol) and vehicle used in terror crime were also recovered on his disclosure. Investigation is going on vigorously to arrest more terror associates of this module.”