Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar said on Saturday that terrorist lawyer Shah was also among the three Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists killed in the upper reaches of Tral in district Pulwama. Terrorist Shah was none other than the one who killed BJP leader Rakesh Pandit in June this year.
Sharing this information on his Twitter handle, IGP Vijay Kumar wrote that Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist lawyer Wakeel Shah has been killed in today’s encounter. He was involved in the murder of BJP leader Rakesh Pandit. You may be aware that on June 2, BJP leader Rakesh Pandit, who was a municipal councilor in Tral, was standing outside his house when three terrorists suddenly attacked him. He was killed in the attack while another woman standing beside him was injured.
At the same time, a Victor Force officer informed that they had received information about the presence of terrorists in the forests of Nagberin and Dachigam on August 17. Since that time, a joint team of security forces was carrying out the search operation. On August 20, at 6.45 am, we got the message of the terrorists presence. After this it was confirmed that terrorists are present somewhere nearby. During the search operation this morning, the terrorists started firing on the security forces and it turned into an encounter. Three terrorists were killed during the encounter.
Two AK-47 rifles, one SLR and a large quantity of arms and ammunition have been recovered from the slain terrorists. You should be aware that Saifullah alias Lambu, who was involved in the Pulwama attack, was also killed by the security forces on July 31 in the same area.