A Pakistani terrorist and top commander of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Nadeem Abrar, have been killed in an encounter with security forces in Maloora Parimpora in Srinagar on Tuesday morning. Abrar who was involved in several killings of security forces and civilians was taken into custody last evening in what the cops called a “big success”. Several incriminating materials, including two AK-47 rifles and ammunition, were recovered from the site.
According to Jammu and Kashmir Police, there was a specific input about terrorists carrying out an attack on a highway. Keeping in view the seriousness of the input, a few joint nakas of Jammu and Kashmir Police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were placed along the highway. In Parimpora naka, a vehicle was stopped and their identity was asked. The person sitting in the back seat tried to open his bag and took out a grenade. Security forces swiftly swung into action and grabbed the person sitting in the back seat, police added. Both the driver and the person were taken to a police station. Later, it was identified that the person who took off his mask was LeT commander Nadeem Abrar. The LeT commander, Nadeem Abrar, was involved in several killings of security forces and civilians at Malhoora site, said IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar, while adding that the Pakistani terrorist who was killed in the encounter was Abrar’s associate.
Meanwhile, three CRPF personnel– an assistant commandant, and a sub-inspector and a constable have also been injured in the gunfight that broke out Monday afternoon.