Tuesday, October 19, 2021
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JeM top most terrorist killed,involved in civilian killings and new recruitments: IGP Kashmir

Srinagar, October 13 (Scoop News)- On a specific input generated by Awantipora Police regarding presence of terrorists in Tilwani Mohalla Waggad area of Tral, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Police, Army and CRPF in the said area.
During the search operation, as the presence of terrorists got ascertained, they were given repeated opportunities to surrender; instead they fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party which was retaliated leading to an encounter. In the ensuing encounter one terrorist was killed and his body was retrieved from the site of encounter. He has been identified as Shamus-ud-Din Sofi alias ShamSofi a top commander of proscribed terror outfit JeM.
As per police records, the killed terrorist was categorized and active since June-2019 figuring among the list of most wanted terrorists operating in the valley. He was also part of groups involved in several terror crime cases including attacks on security establishments and civilian atrocities to which several terror crime cases stands already registered against him.
Pertinently, the killed terrorist was first arrested in year 2004 & detained under PSA. He was also involved in providing logistic support, shelter to the active terrorists operating in Tral area before joining terror folds. Moreover, he was also involved in motivating local youth to join terror folds, reviving the terror folds in Tral area and conspiring to destabilize the system by means of various terror acts. Besides, he was also involved in threatening the law abiding citizens and policemen also.
Incriminating materials including arms & ammunition were also recovered from the site of encounter. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation. Police has registered a case under relevant sections of law and further investigation is in progress.
IGP Kashmir Shri Vijay Kumar-IPS has congratulated the joint forces for the big success that led to the elimination of most wanted terrorist involved in several terror crime cases.

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