Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday said the two militants killed in a gunfight with the government forces were affiliated with Lashkar-e-Toiba outfit.
A spokesman identified the slain as Ajaz Ahmad Makroo son of Late Ghulam Rasool Makroo resident of Qaimoh and Waris Ahmad Malik son of Bashir Ahmad resident of Arwani.
He said the duo according to police records were affiliated with proscribed outfit LeT.
“Ajaz Makroo as per police records had a long history of crime records since 2017. He was a close associate of terrorist commanders Naveed Jat and Azad Dada. Several cases were registered against him and the prominent among them include FIR No. 60/2016, FIR No. 45/2017, FIR No. 100/2017, FIR No. 10/2018, FIR No. 13/2018 registered at Police Station Kulgam. Similarly, Waris was also figured in several crimes cases,” said the spokesman.
He identified the militant killed in a gunfight with the forces in Hafoo Reshipora Tral as Shakir Hassan Dar son of Ghulam Hassan Dar resident of Rathsuna Tral. “He was a part of Zakir Musa group and had a long history of crime records since 2015,” said the spokesman.
“Huge quantity of arms & ammunition including rifles were recovered from the encounter sites at Tral and Kulgam. All these materials have been taken in the case records for further investigation,” he added.
He appealed to the people not to venture inside the encounter zone “since such an area can prove dangerous due to stray explosive materials.”