“Key Conspirator” In Pulwama Suicide Car Bomb Attack Among Two Militants Killed In Encounter.
In an encounter in Tral in Pulwama on Sunday night, Jammu and Kashmir police was able to gun down two militants, one of whom was a Jaish-e-Mohammed commander Mudasir Ahmad Khan, a key conspirator in the Pulwama suicide car bomb attack that left 40 CRPF jawans on the unfortunate day of February 14.
According to the investigation conducted by police so far it was revealed that Khan was one of the main suspects of the recent Pulwama convoy attack.
Mudasir and his non-local associates were trapped inside a residential are in Tral’s Pinglish village on March 10 after noon. The body of Khan, son of Farooq Ahmad Khan, a resident of Tral’s Midoora Tral, has been handed over to the family after they identified them.
According to a Police spokesman,“From the incriminating material recovered from the site of encounter, it is understood that the other killed terrorist was a Pakistani national code named Khalid.”
Both the militants were ‘affiliated with JeM’ and were wanted by law for their complicity in a series of terror crimes, including attack on security establishments. They were also involved in planning and executing several terror attacks including a CRPF camp in 2018.
Police have recovered arms and ammunitions, including assault rifles from the site of encounter and all these materials have been placed on record for further investigation to probe their complicity in other terror cases.
Although there seems to have been some dispute between the Army and Police about the number of militants killed. As opposed to the army’s claim of three militants being killed, police said only two “charred bodies” have been recovered.