Srinagar: Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) chief of Kashmir Qari Yasir, who was behind the February 14, 2019 assault on the Central Reserve Police Drive (CRPF) convoy in Pulwama that claimed lifetime of 40 troopers, was killed in an encounter with the safety forces at Awantipora in Pulwama on Saturday.
Lt Common KJS Dhillon, 15 Corps Commander, and IG Kashmir Vijay Kumar offered this data at a press convention, right here.
The Corps commander stated on Saturday morning, a joint operation was launched at Hari Pari Gam in Awantipora. Three troopers obtained accidents within the preliminary encounter. They’re being handled on the Military’s 92 Base Hospital right here.
Within the closing assault in afternoon, three militants — Yasir, and Burhan and Musa (his associates) had been killed. Whereas Musa and Yasir had been Pakistani terrorists, Burhan is alleged to be an area militant.
A big amount of arms and ammunition was recovered from them.
Lt Common Dhillon stated Yasir was a part of a Jaish-e-Muhammad module that was planning to hold out an enormous IED strike on the Republic Day. “There were inputs that the module could carry out some big attacks on the R-Day,” Lt Gen Dhillon stated.
Safety forces had been getting inputs on this Jaish module’s motion for the previous 4 days. Saifullah, one militants of this module, was killed in an encounter in Tral on Wednesday.
The module was in contact with 5 Jaish males, arrested right here earlier this month, for a grenade assault.
Lt Common Dhillon stated Yasir had a supervisory function within the February 14 Pulwama terror assault. “He was an IED expert and would co-ordinate with militants from across the border,” he Dhillon stated.
In accordance with the police data, Yasir had a historical past of terror actions since 2016 and was working because the JeM commander within the space. A number of instances of terror actions and civilian atrocities had been registered in opposition to him.
With the elimination of this JeM module, all the Jaish management has been worn out from Kashmir.
The IG Police stated of the 125 militants, lively in south Kashmir, majority of them had been locals. “In 2020, many operations were carried out in south Kashmir and several militants have been eliminated,” the IG Kashmir stated.
Incriminating supplies, together with arms and ammunition, recovered from the encounter web site had been taken into case data to probe their complicity in different terror actions, a launch stated.