Srinagar, Dec 18: The militant who was critically injured in a gunfight with security forces in GundBaba area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district succumbed at SMHS hospital.
He has been identified as Zaheer Abbas Lone of Pulwama of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen outfit.
“On a specific input, Police and security forces during the intervening night of 16 and 17 December established a checkpoint at Sangam Naina road near Gund Baba Khaleel area of district Anantnag,” a police spokesperson had said.
“During checking, two suspected persons riding a motorcycle were signalled to stop. However, the pillion rider fired upon the joint party in order to escape from the spot,” the spokesperson had said in a statement. “The fire was retaliated, leading to a brief encounter, in which an active (militant) got injured while the motorcyclist managed to escape from the spot.”
After receiving gunshot injuries, the militant was arrested by the joint party and shifted to hospital for treatment, the spokesperson said. He was ventilator and died today, the officials told GNS.