Hizb Comdr Killed In Shopian3 April 2011
Srinagar: Police Sunday claimed to have killed District Commander of Hizbul-Mujahideen in an encounter in a village in Keller area of district Shopian. “The slain militant has been identified as Tariq Hussian alias Abu Zaid, son of Ghulam Haider, resident of Dara Chapra-Doda,” a police handout reads. “Shopian Police and 44 Unit of the Army had earlier laid a siege in village Tharna following specific information about the presence of armed militants, and in the ensuing encounter, the said militant was killed.” Police also claimed to have recovered one AK 56 Rifle, three magazines, and 88 live rounds of ammunition from the possession of the slain militant. A case FIR No 22-2011 under section 307-RPC, 7-27 of Indian Arms Act has been registered in this context with Police Station Keller. Meanwhile, search operation was going on at the encounter site when reports last came in.