2 Hizb militants including Delhi HC blast prime accused killed in J&K
Prime accused in the Delhi high court blast Amir Ali was among two Hizbul Mujahideen militants killed on Monday in an encounter with army in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir.chandigarh Updated: Aug 06, 2012 20:00 IST
Prime accused in the Delhi high court blast Amir Ali, was among two Hizbul Mujahideen militants killed on Monday, in an encounter with army in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Acting on a tip off, troops of 17 Rastriya Rifles cordoned off Trothil forest belt in Kishtwar district and took the two hiding militants by surprise, public relation officer (PRO) defence, Col RK Palta said.
A fierce gunbattle battle broke out in the area around 9:30am after troops challenged the militants.
The encounter continued for over three hours in which two militants were killed, Col Palta said.
The killed militants have been identified as 25-year-old Amir Ali and Mohmmad Shafi alias Sakib, he said, adding that an AK rifle and a pistol have been recovered from the encounter spot.
"Amir Ali is the prime accused in the Delhi High Court blast," deputy inspector general (DIG), Kishtwar-Doda-Ramban range, Gareeb Dass said.
"Amir was a top militant of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen. It is a big achievement", Dass said.
NIA and state police had launched several operations in Kishtwar hills, particularly in Madwa, Dachhan area to track down three Hizb militants -Amir Ali Kamal alias Amir alias Akram, Junaid Akram Malik alias Juni alias Umair and Shakir Hussain Sheikh alias Chota Hafiz alias Adil involved in the Delhi high court blast.
The trio was allegedly involved in the Delhi high court blast on September 7 last year in which 15 people were killed and 50 others injured.
First Published: Aug 06, 2012 13:30 IST