Sanjha Morcha

Two policemen accused of supplying ammunition to militants

Srinagar, October 11

Two policemen have been detained for questioning on charges of supplying ammunition to militants in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, the police said on Wednesday.The policemen were detained in Shopian following disclosure made by two over-ground workers who were arrested earlier this week, police sources said.Director General of Police SP Vaid confirmed that the policemen had been detained.“They have not been arrested yet. They are being questioned as part of the investigations,” Vaid said. PTI

JeM commander killed in Baramulla gunfight

Umer Khalid carried reward of Rs 7 lakh; 3 Hizb ultras shot

JeM commander killed in Baramulla gunfight
Subedar Raj Kumar

Majid Jahangir

Tribune News Service

Srinagar, October 9

Umer Khalid, the chief operations commander of the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), was today gunned down in a brief gunfight at Ladoora Baramulla, 60 km from Srinagar. Later in the evening during search operations in Gatipora, Shopian, three Hizbul militants holed up inside a house were shot dead.Policemen in civvies today laid a naka near Ladoora village, located along the Baramulla-Handwara highway, following intelligence inputs that Khalid was in the area. “Intercepted and challenged by the police, Khalid hurled a grenade and opened fire. The police retaliated. Injured, Khalid took refuge in a residential building. Subsequently, a joint operation was launched and the militant was neutralised in a brief gunfight,” said a police officer. Sources claimed Khalid was not carrying any rifle.(Follow The Tribune on Facebook; and Twitter @thetribunechd)Khalid had been operating in the area for the past two or three years and was instrumental in arranging recruits for the terror outfit, the police said. He had recently carried out an attack on an SPO and his seven-year-old son at Handwara. An A++ category terrorist, he carried a cash reward of Rs 7 lakh on his head.Reports had warned of Jaish planning more fidayeen attacks in Kashmir. The police believe Khalid had a role in the two recent attacks — one on the BSF battalion headquarters near the high-security Srinagar airport and the other on the District Police Lines at Pulwama. The attacks were carried out by Jaish’s “Afzal Guru Squad”.State police chief Shesh Paul Vaid called Khalid’s killing “a big success for the forces”. He said more than 160 militants had been killed this year so far.

JCO from Kangra dies

  • In Drang, Budgam district, a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) of 53 Rashtriya Rifles, Subedar Raj Kumar, 46, a resident of Khanni Nurpur, Kangra, was killed when a patrol party was attacked on Sunday night.