Militant involved in Hurriyat activist’s murder in Sopore killed in Handwara: Police

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Srinagar: The two killed militants in the encounter at Guloora in north Kashmir’s Handwara, have been identified as Furqan Rashid Lone @ Adil  and Liyaqat Ahmad Lone @ Sahaba @ Umar Khalid, police said on Tuesday. Police said that Liyaqat was involved in the killing of Hurriyat(G) activist  Hakim-ur-Rehman Sultani resident of Bomai. Hakim was shot and killed by unidentified gunmen on two days back.

According to a police statement Furqan Rashid Lone alias Adil S/O Ab Rashid was resident of Shartpora, Langate and was affiliated with militant outfit LeT.

“He was wanted in a number of criminal cases registered at Police Station Handwara FIR No. 271/2016 U/S 148, 149, 307, 436, 332RPC PS Handwara ;FIR No.334/2016 U/S 148,149,307,436, 332 RPC PS Handwara ; FIR No.357/2017 U/S 120RPC, 18 ULA PS Handwara,” police statement said.

Liyaqat Ahmad Lone alias Sahaba alias Umar Khalid son of Gh Mohi u din Lone, according to police was resident of Harwan, Sopore and was affiliated with LeT.

“He had a long history of involvement in terror related activities and was wanted in a number of criminal cases FIR No. 45/2016 under section 18b, 20 ULA of Police Station Bomia; FIR 81/2017 under section 363, 376 RPC of Police Station Bomai regarding kidnapping and rape of a minor local girl,” police statement said.

“Liyaqat  along with other  LeT terrorists  Gani Khawaja resident of Kralgund and Majid Mir resident of Nowpora Sopore  is involved in case FIR No.70/2018 under section 307 RPC, 7/27 Arms Act of  Police Station Bomai regarding the murder of Hurriyat(G) activist  Hakim-ur-Rehman Sultani resident of Bomai on 08-09-2018,” police statement said.

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