Sajjad Gul designated as ‘terrorist’

NEW DELHI — Sheikh Sajad alias Sajjad Gul, a Lashkar-i-Toiba (LeT) Commander from Rose Avenue Colony HMT Shalteng in Srinagar was designated as a terrorist by the Centre on Tuesday.

The Union home ministry said Gul is absconding in a case pertaining to recovery of arms and ammunition in Jammu and Kashmir and “has been actively radicalising, motivating and recruiting youngsters in the Union Territory to support the LeT.”

He has also been involved in “terror funding”, the ministry said.

“Gul was found involved in hatching a criminal conspiracy, in connivance with other members of the LeT, to eliminate Bukhari, a prominent journalist, along with two of his personal security officers, at the busy Press Enclave area of Srinagar on June 14, 2018,” the ministry said in a notification.

On Monday, Ashiq Nengroo of Pulwama was designated as terrorist by the Centre. — (PTI)