Srinagar: A Pakistani terrorist belonging to the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) organisation, who eluded Shokbaba encounter on 24 July, was murdered on Tuesday (August 3) at Chandajji forest sector in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora.
The terrorist, who was marked as Babar Ali, was one of the four terrorists who were involved in an encounter with the security forces in Shokbaba. While the other three were murdered, Babar Ali had managed to flee.
In a assertion, the security forces stated that they were continuously tracking the terrorist since the encounter last month.
“In advocacy of the tracking and after pinpointing his presence in Chandajji forest zone today a joint operation was initiated by Police, 26 Assam Rifles and CRPF in the said area,” the forces said in a statement.
“During the search operation, the hiding terrorist gunned upon the search party which was counterattacked leading to an encounter. In the following encounter, the hiding terrorist Babar Ali resident of Ugada district of Punjab Pakistan was murdered and his cadaver was restored from the site of encounter,” they added.
The forces stated they recovered incriminating materials, arms and ammunition including one AK-rifle, two AK-magazines, 40 AK-rounds, one pouch, one wireless set and one medicine bag from the site of battle field.
The police have lodged a case in the matter and a probe has been initiated.