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Terrorist linked to Delhi HC blast trapped in Kishtwar forest

The one of the most wanted terrorist in the Delhi high court blast case Mohammad Amin alias Jhangir Saroori is trapped in a forest in Kishtwar where the encounter is still going on.

india Updated: Nov 15, 2011 20:07 IST
Amir Karim Tantray

One of the most wanted terrorist in the Delhi high court blast case Mohammad Amin alias Jhangir Saroori is trapped in a forest in Kishtwar where the encounter is still going on.

During this encounter, one STF personnel Bilal Ahmed has been killed in the gunbattle which is still going on but police and Army are yet to get any success in eliminating or arresting the terrorist.

Since the name of Jhangir Saroori, Junaid Akram Malik and Amir Ali Kamal came up in connection with the Delhi high court blast, police and Army have been continuously hunting for them but so far no contact was made with them.

National Investigation Agency (NIA) has even announced cash reward on their head to those who gives information about them and hands over them to police.

But on Tuesday morning, a contact was developed with these terrorists in Bakrar forest area of Pinjrari in mountainous Kishtwar district of Jammu region. During the process militants fired on the security forces and killed one special police officer (SPO) in STF, Bilal Ahmed, on the spot. Since then the encounter is in process.

Kishtwar came into the news after September 7 Delhi blast, when a terror e-mail claiming the responsibility of the blast was traced to the Saffron town of Jammu, in which three youth -- Amir Abbas Dev, Abid Hussain Wani and Waseem Akram Malik of the area were arrested and are presently under the custody of National Investigation Agency (NIA).

According to Nagrota-Jammu based PRO-16 Corps, after getting the information about the presence of two militants in Bakrar forest area near Pinjrari in Kishtwar district, a massive search operation was launched by 17 RR of Army and police.

Unconfirmed sources have said that the two militants who had holed up might have fled the area but the operation is still going on and nothing concrete could be said.