Srinagar, Oct 20: Inspector General of Police Kashmir ViJay Kumar on Wednesday said that one of the two “militants” killed in Shopian gunfight was involved in the killing of a carpenter, Sageer Ahmad of UP, recently.
Sageer, a resident of Sarai Hisamuddin in Saharanpur in UP, was killed by the gunmen last weekend at Litter Pulwama.
“One of the killed (militants) has been identified as Adil Ahmad Wani, active since 7/2020. He was involved in killing of one poor labourer at Litter Pulwama,” the IGP said in a tweet. So far, he said, 15 militants have been killed in two weeks.
#ShopianEncounterUpdate: Killed #terrorist Adil Wani was #involved in #killing of a poor carpenter namely Sakir Ah Wani S/O Gulam Kadir Wani R/O Saharanpur UP. Adil Wani was District Commander Shopian of proscribed #terror outfit LeT(TRF): IGP Kashmir@JmuKmrPolice
— Kashmir Zone Police (@KashmirPolice) October 20, 2021
Earlier, police said two militants were killed in the gunfight with police, army and CRPF in Cheerbagh Dragad area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district.