JeM militant killed in Sopore encounter: Police version

Srinagar: Acting on a specific input regarding the movement of JeM Chief Operational Commander J&K in the general area of Ladoora, Sopore police laid a covert naka at Woveri Mohalla Ladoora. During naka, the terrorist fired upon the naka party which was retaliated, ensuing an encounter. During retaliation, the terrorist got injured, however, he managed to escape from the spot and entered into a residential house.

The naka party immediately cordoned off the house and in the meanwhile, CRPF and Army also joined the operation. During search, the hidden terrorist fired again upon the search party. The fire was retaliated and in the ensuing encounter the said terrorist got killed who was identified as Khalid @Shahid Showkat.

A case FIR number 56/2017 under section 307/RPC, 7/27 A. Act stands registered in Police Station Dangiwacha.

The said terrorist Khalid @Shahid Showkat was constantly exploring the opportunities to kill the security forces/ police personnel and to attack on Police/ Security establishments in the state. He was motivating youth and poor boys to join his outfit for execution of grenade attacks against monetary benefits on behalf of Pak based JeM commanders.

He was involved in a number of civilian killing cases and many Fidayeen attacks in Kashmir valley.

The said terrorist was involved in the recent attack on one SPO namely Altaf Ahmad Khan at Hajin Handwara in which the said SPO along with his son and father got seriously injured.

He along with his associates was involved in killing of tower guard namely Eidul Amin Mir resident of Maqbool Abad Behrampora Sopore. He was involved in the killing of Fayaz Ahmad Rather resident of Saidpora Rafiaabad near his home. He was also involved in the killing of one Suhail Ahmad Dar resident of Kachloo Khahipora Handwara in Watergam Orchards.

He was involved in the killing of Sarpanch Ghulam Nabi Khawaja resident of Kralgund, attack on one civilian namely Naz Khan in the jurisdiction of Police Station Kralgund Handwara.

He was also involved in Fidayeen attack on 46 RR Army Camp in 2016 at Khajabagh Baramulla. In addition to above he was the mastermind of Fidayeen attack carried out by JeM outfit at DPL Pulwama and BSF camp Airport Humhama Budgam.

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