Three Hizb militants killed in Tral gunfight: Police
Tral, Jan 12:
Three Hizb militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Tral
area of south Kashmir on Sunday.
Acting on a
credible input, a cordon and search operation was launched jointly by police
and security forces in Gujar Basti Gulshanpora area of Tral Awantipora.
During the search
operation, the hiding militants fired on the search party. The fire was
retaliated leading to an encounter in which three militants were killed.
have been identified as Umer Fayaz Lone alias Hamad Khan resident of Seer Tral,
Faizan Hamid resident of Mandoora Tral
and Adil Bashir Mir alias Abu Dujana resident of Monghama Tral.
militants as per police records were affiliated with HM and were wanted by law
for their complicity in crimes including attack on security establishments and
According to the
Police records, Umer Fayaz Lone @ Hamad Khan had a long history of crime
records since 2016 and was involved in planning and executing several militant
attacks in the area.
“He was part of
groups responsible for carrying out series of attacks and many other civilian
atrocities besides killing of policeman Haleem Kohli of Gutroo Bangdar Tral and
killing of civilian Mehraj Din Zarger of Tral.
Several crime cases were registered against him including Case FIR No.
54/2016, FIR No. 63/2016 FIR No. 113/2016, FIR No. 126/2016 FIR No. 25/2017,
FIR No. 30/2017, FIR No. 76/2017, FIR No. 20/2018, FIR No. 33/2018, FIR No.
65/2018, FIR No. 70/2018, FIR No. 72/2018, FIR No. 81/2018, FIR No. 32/2019,
FIR No. 83/2019, FIR No. 85/2019 of PS Tral and FIR No. 80/2017, 180/2018, FIR
No. 114/2019 of PS Awantipora,” police said in a statement.
Bashir Mir @ Abu Dujana and Faizan Hamid had a history of crime records and
were also involved in carrying out several attacks in the area.
“They were also
part of the group involved in killing of civilian Mehraj Din Zarger of Tral
near Bus Stand Tral and were responsible for several other crimes. Terror crime
cases were registered against both of them including FIR No. 32/2019, FIR No.
83/2019 and FIR No. 85/2019 at PS Tral. Incriminating material including arms
& ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter. All these materials
have been taken into case records for further investigation and to probe their
complicity in other crimes,” police further said.