Srinagar: Two JeM militants who were killed in a gunfight with security forces have been identified.
“Apropos to our earlier press note regarding encounter in Mirhama area of Kulgam, 02 (militants) were killed in the encounter. It is further informed that as the search operation resumed in the wee hours after remaining suspended for the night hours, both the bodies of the killed militants were retrieved”.
They have been identified as Sultan Pathan and Zabiullah, both residents of Pakistan and linked with JeM. As per Police records, both of them were “A” categorised and active since year 2018 in the areas of Kulgam and Shopian districts. Both the killed militants had a history of cases including attacks on Police/SFs, abduction of security personnel, civilian atrocities, IED attacks and weapon looting, police said. Besides, they were also instrumental in recruitment of gullible youth into militant folds, police said.
“Incriminating materials, arms & ammunition including 02 AK series Rifles, 07 AK series Magazines, 09 Grenades, 02 Pouches and cash ₹7000 were recovered from the site of encounter”.