Hizbul Muhajideen prime operative Dr Saifullah was killed throughout a gunfight in Rangreth locality on Sunday, mentioned police. One militant was also captured alive through the operation that was launched within the morning on a selected info, police mentioned.
Inspector General of Police, Kashmir Range Vijay Kumar mentioned that they’d bought an info that some militants who had come for south Kashmir are hiding within the locality in Rangreth. “A joint operation was launched by Police, CRPF and later Army also joined,” he mentioned.
Kumar mentioned that one terrorist was killed and one other captured alive through the encounter. “Our sources have told us that the terrorist killed in the operation is Hizbul Mujahideen chief commander, Dr Saifullah.” He mentioned that they’re ready for the members of the family of Hizb chief to determine the body.
Kumar termed the killing of Saifullah a ‘big success’ for the safety forces. “He is the second Hizb chief killed in the operation this year. Earlier in May, Riyaz Naikoo who was operational commander was also killed in an encounter in Pulwama and then Dr Saifullah was nominated as the new Hizb chief. For security forces, this is a big success.”