Srinagar, July 26: Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir range, Vijay Kumar on Sunday said that no one from Srinagar district was in militant ranks currently after the killing of a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant Ishfaq Rashid in an encounter on Saturday in the city outskirts.
Two LeT militants, including a top commander active since 2018, were killed by security forces in an encounter which ensued after a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) was launched at Ranbirgrah Panzinara in Srinagar outskirts on Saturday.
“After killing of LeT militant Ishfaq Rashid Khan yesterday, no resident of Srinagar district in terrorist ranks now,” IGP Kumar said.
Khan, a resident of village Sozeith, Srinagar, was one of top LeT commanders active since 2018 and was wanted in many militancy related cases. Another militant killed in the encounter was identified as Ajaz Bhat, a resident of Pulwama.