Published On: Tue, Sep 26th, 2017

Dreaded terrorist Abdul Qayoom Najar gunned down in J&K’s Baramulla

Srinagar: Dreaded terrorist Abdul Qayoom Najar, who was active in Kashmir for the last 17 years, was on Tuesday killed in an encounter along the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

He carried a bounty of Rs 10 lakh bounty on his head

According to a senior police official, it was a big success for the security forces for the security forces as Najar was wanted for his alleged involvement in more than 50 killings, including that of policemen in Hygam area of Sopore in the state.

The police official said that Najar was killed as security forces foiled an infiltration bid in Lachipora area near the LoC this morning as he was trying to infiltrate into Kashmir from Pakistan side.

43-year-old Najar, was the chief of terror outfit Lashkar-e-Islam and was a resident of Sopore area of Baramulla district.

He carried a bounty of Rs 10 lakh bounty on his head, said the police official.

The police official said that Najar joined hands with terror outfits at the age of 16.

“Prior to being killed, Najar was arrested in 1992 and later released but instead of remaining in the mainstream, he again took up arms in 1995,” said the police official.

It may be mentioned here that Najar broke away from the Hizbul Mujahideen and formed his own outfit Lashkar-e-Islam (LeI) which carried out a series of attacks on cellphone towers in the Kashmir valley.

 

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