Slain militants were wanted in series of cases: Police
Srinagar: Police on Sunday said that the two slain Al-Badr militants were wanted in a series of cases.
Both the killed militants were affiliated with proscribed outfit Al-Badr and were wanted by the law for their complicity in a series of militancy related crimes including attack on security establishments and civilian atrocities.
Zeenat-ul-Islam according to police records had a long history of militant crime records since 2006 when he got affiliated with Al-Badr and was later arrested, a police spokesman said.
However, after he was released, he again got recycled in 2016 and subsequently got affiliated with proscribed outfit HM and recently he joined Al-Badr outfit in Shopian District, the police added.
“Consequently he became the chief of the said outfit. Several militant crime cases were registered against him including FIR No17/2016 under section 307 RPC, 7/27 I A act of PS Zainapora, FIR No 45/2016 under section 147,148,149,307,336,332,188,427 RPC, 7/27 I A act, 3 PPD Act at PS Zainpora, FIR No 02/2017 under section 307 RPC, 7/27 I A act at PS Zainpora, FIR No 10/2017 under section 307 RPC, 7/27 I A act at PS Zainpora, FIR No 26/2017 under section 447,427,506 RPC, 16 ULA (P) Act ,7/25 I A act at PS Zainpora and FIR No 50/2017 under section 7/27 I A act , 16 ULA (P) act at PS Zainpora. He was also involved in a weapon snatching case at Tukroo Shopian and case FIR No 319/2016 under section 380 RPC, 7/25 IA Act, 30 Police Act, 3 PEPO is registered at PS Shopian in this regard,” police added.
Similarly Shakeel Ahmad Dar was also involved in various militant related crimes as well.
Incriminating material such as arms and ammunition was recovered from the site of encounter. All these materials have been taken in the case records for the purpose of investigation, police added.
Pertinently, no collateral damage took place during the encounter. Bodies of the killed militants were handed over to their families after completion of medico-legal formalities, the police said.
Police also requested citizens not to venture inside the encounter zone since such an area can prove dangerous due to stray explosive materials.
“People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosive materials if any,” police said.