Srinagar, January 1
One of the three activists killed during the Anantnag meeting will be DNA tested, as his photo resembles that of the last ultra survivor involved in the 2019 Pulwama suicide bombing in which 40 CRPF members lost life, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir, Vijay Kumar said on Saturday.
Kumar said the photo of the ultra-killed matched that of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) commander-in-chief Samir Dar.
“The photo of one of the #terrorists killed in #AnantnagEncounter on December 30 matches JeM Commander-in-Chief Samir Dar, who was the last surviving terrorist involved in Lethpora #Pulwama #TerrorAttack. ‘DNA,’ the IGP said on Twitter.
Police said three JeM terrorists were killed and their bodies recovered from the site of the meeting that took place Thursday in the Nowgam Dooru area of the South Kashmir district.
The police then identified those killed as Sultan alias Rayees alias Mavia (a foreign terrorist), Nisar Ahmad Khanday, a resident of Dudwangan Kapran, and Altaf Ahmad Shah, a resident of Nathipora Dooru.
The IGP had said that Shah and Sultan as well as another terrorist Suhail Rather were involved in an attack in Zewan Srinagar in which three policemen were killed and 11 others injured.
Instead, he was killed during another meeting at Pantah Chowk on Saturday. PTI