Militants who killed cop at Soura shootout identified: IGP Kashmir

SRINAGAR — Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Vijay Kumar said that the militants who were engaged in a brief shoot-out at Soura in which a cop was killed, were identified and are being tracked.

Talking to reporters on the sidelines of wreath laying ceremony of slain cop Imran Ahmed, who was PSO to SDPO Kothibagh, the IGP Kashmir said that police had an information about the movement of three Lashkar-e-Toiba militants.

“A Quick Reaction Team (QRT) of police was following the three militants who were travelling in a red colour vehicle. They were engaged in a brief shoot-out at Soura in which a police mean sustained injury who later succumbed,” he said.

The IGP said that the trio were headed by one Basit, who has taken over LeT’s command after Mehran’s killing.

“Two others have also been identified. They are being tracked down,” he said.

Asked whether the same group was involved in the recent killings in South Kashmir areas, he said it seems the same group is involved. — (KNO)